Analysis

Planned Parenthood president’s tweets do damage instead of damage-control

Even before Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, released a video attempting to defend the organization in light of the fetal parts for sale video that has rocked the abortion profiteer, she had taken to Twitter to attempt a modicum of damage control. She failed.

It seems that Twitter users aren’t buying her spin, and they aren’t afraid to tell her so. Richards posted several tweets on July 15, the day after the video release, attempting to spin the video as an attack against her upstanding health care agency.

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Instead of getting mounds of sympathy, Richards was met with sarcasm and anger. A sampling of the many tweets includes:

Richards didn’t have much success with her declaration of fighting for patients, either. Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 6.05.19 PM In fact, this comment turned rather ironically on her:

When that failed, Richards pulled the “the GOP hates us” card. Screen Shot 2015-07-16 at 6.04.46 PM

That went over as well  as her other tweets:

While there is a small group that is vocally supporting Planned Parenthood, the loudest voices are not. When “choice” is a watered down word, people may turn a blind eye, but when they hear someone sipping wine, munching food, and talking about how the forceps clamp in the right place to get the right body parts to sell, even people who believe in the right to abortion start to distance themselves from the sickness that is Planned Parenthood. Instead of cheering her on, most people are saying, “Hey, Cecile, the jig is up.”

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