TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch hit back at Politico and other news outlets on Wednesday after they ran misleading headlines about her interview with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday.
Politico’s initial headline read: “Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there.’” Sensing the impending controversy, several other news websites ran similar headlines.
The only problem is the quote was seemingly taken out of context in a big way. Here’s exactly what Walker told Loesch on Tuesday about ultrasounds:
“Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people all the time who’ll get out their iPhone and show me a picture of their grandkids’ ultrasound and how excited they are, so that’s a lovely thing. I think about my sons are 19 and 20, you know we still have their first ultrasound picture. It’s just a cool thing out there.”
Ironically, in the same segment, Walker had lamented the media’s tendency to engage in “gotcha” journalism. Watch the segment here:
Politico ended up changing the headline to a tamer one. It now reads: “Scott Walker defends mandatory ultrasounds.” At the time of publication, the Huffington Post and Jezebel were still attributing Walker’s “cool thing” line to forced ultrasounds.
Loesch learned of the initial misleading headline while taping her TV show on Wednesday — and she wasn’t happy about it.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) May 27, 2015
“This is why I hate media,” she later said. “It’s narrative building. They count on people not listening or reading who will buy the lie.”
Even Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) also ran with the out of context quote to slam Walker.
— Sen. Barbara Boxer (@SenatorBoxer) May 27, 2015
Watch more of Loesch’s interview with Walker via TheBlaze TV below:
In this video, Walker reveals which “Avengers” character he would be: