Connect with us

News Television

Jeffrey Toobin Presses Congressman Mia Love Over Abortion Penalties

CNN pundit Jeffery Toobin pushed former Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) to discuss her state’s stance on the issue. 

Published

on

The leaked draft opinion by The Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade has caused many to discuss and debate abortion rights. CNN pundit Jeffery Toobin pushed former Rep. Mia Love (R-Utah) to discuss her state’s stance on the issue. 

“So having this go back to states, I feel more comfortable working in my state of Utah for a bill that is going to be better for Utahns,” Love stated, per The Hill. “And the same thing with every other state instead of nine Supreme Court Justices making one decision that everybody has to live under.” 

Toobin then asked the congresswomen what the penalties should be for a woman who simply doesn’t want a pregnancy and isn’t considering abortion due to rape or incest. 

“What are the penalties? You know, what are the penalties? Let me ask the congresswoman. I mean, you know, you think that abortion is the taking of a life.”

“Congresswoman, how many years in prison should a woman get if she just — you know, not a rape, it wasn’t a product of a rape or incest, just an unwanted pregnancy. She has an abortion in Utah. She took a life intentionally. How many years should she go to prison for?”

Love stated that she isn’t there to be a judge, jury, or executioner regarding penalties that women in her state should face if they get an abortion if it becomes illegal in Utah. 

“I am not going to be the judge, juror or executioner,” Love responded. “I am just going to do everything I can to make sure that that woman hopefully has all of the resources and all of the information that they need so they can make an informed decision and I am going to be incredibly compassionate.”

However, Toobin continued to press Love on the issue. 

“You’re a lawmaker. You’re a lawmaker,” Toobin said. “What are the penalties? How many years in prison for that one?”

“I am not going to put somebody in prison for an unwanted pregnancy,” Love fired back. “But what I said I would do is try and protect life. And I think we should all be in the business of protecting life. It doesn’t mean that you have to take somebody else’s life away to protect an unborn child.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

News Television

Sinclair CEO Says Political Environment Is “Very Good for Our Business”

Sinclair’s CEO, Chris Ripley, offered his perspective on political ads at the MoffettNathanson 9th Annual Media and Communications Summit.

Published

on

The midterm elections are here, and according to one television executive, it’s the best time considering the amount of political advertisement money pouring into stations at the local and national. 

One key beneficiary of that cash inflow is Sinclair Broadcast Group, the No. 2 owner of local TV stations in the U.S. The company’s CEO, Chris Ripley, offered his perspective on political ads at the MoffettNathanson 9th Annual Media and Communications Summit.

“Some of these primary races are crazy,” Ripley said, per Deadline. “On the one hand, I lament that we’re in the political environment that we are. On the other hand, it’s very good for our business.”

Ripley used an example to make a point with his claim, citing U.S. Senate candidate J.D. Vance who won his primary race after spending a heavy amount ont television ads. 

Furthermore, the television executive adds that the $75 million spent on TV ads for the primary was 40 times more than what was spent on the primary in the last election. Ripley also added that spending on ballots is also up and should continue to increase as issues like abortion and legal gambling arise. 

“More and more issues are going on direct ballots,” he said. “With what’s going on with abortion rights, that’s going to just even add to that category.” Legalizing sports betting or cannabis are other issues generating significant ad spending.

Continue Reading

News Television

NBC News Correspondent Pete Williams to Retire

Williams will remain with NBC News through July before calling it a career. 

Published

on

NBC News

NBC News has announced Justice Department and Supreme Court correspondent Pete Williams will be retiring from the company. The reporter has been with the network for nearly three decades and has been at the forefront of many breaking news stories in Washington, DC. 

“Pete has been one of the nation’s foremost authorities covering the Supreme Court and the Department of Justice for nearly three decades,” NBC News President Noah Oppenheim said in a memo to staff

“His career has been defined by his reputation for accuracy, reliability, and unmatched expertise in the subjects he covers.” 

Williams has covered various topics for NBC News, including the court cases dealing with the Affordable Care Act and marriage equality. Earlier this year, the correspondent was the one who reported the news that Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer would retire at the end of the current term.

“In short, for generations of NBC News reporters, working alongside Pete has been a daily masterclass in journalism. But perhaps more importantly, it has been a masterclass in what it means to be a good colleague,” Oppenheim added.

“Pete’s decency, kindness, and generosity are unmatched. For those that know Pete well, it’s his warmth, humor, wit, and compassion that will be missed most.”

Williams will remain with NBC News through July before calling it a career. 

Continue Reading

News Television

Chris Licht: CNN Must Be Beacon of Journalism to Functional Democracy

“Now, the next chapter of CNN is one where we aspire to be a beacon for the kind of journalism essential to a functioning democracy,” Licht said

Published

on

CNN’s new president Chris Licht shed some light on the direction he plans to take the company at the Warner Bros. Discovery upfront. 

Licht spoke at the presentation alongside Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav, who expressed that CNN will be organized “to advocate for journalism first” and deliver for viewers “seeking more accurate information and less yelling and conflict.”

Furthermore, Licht proposed similar aspirations as he summarized his plan for the cable news channel to double down on what many might call sane news. 

“Now, the next chapter of CNN is one where we aspire to be a beacon for the kind of journalism essential to a functioning democracy,” Licht said, per Mediaite.

“In a time where extremes are dominating cable news, we will seek to go a different way — reflecting the real lives of our viewers and elevating the way America and the world views this medium.”

The new CNN president also vows to “challenge the traditional philosophy of cable news, delivering programming and commentary that questions the status quo, shatters group-think, holds our leaders on both sides of the aisle accountable to facts, and fights fearlessly to get to the truth.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2021 Barrett Media.