Skip to comments.Top Flack at Planned Parenthood Worked for PBS NewsHour, NBC News
Posted on 02/07/2011 11:25:30 AM PST by NYer
The brewing controversy over Planned Parenthood officials being caught on video trying to help cover up potential sex crimes is being tamped down by one Stuart Schear, their vice president for communications. On CNN, he kept denouncing pro-lifers for being "very extreme" and opposing "health care" for women.
It may surprise no one, but Schear is a veteran of the liberal media, having spent five years as a producer for Jim Lehrer at the PBS NewsHour and a year at NBC News. He also spent a year on the Bill Clinton White House staff. From the Planned Parenthood press release last year:
As a health care journalist for the PBS NewsHour and NBC News, Schear reported on major health stories, including HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. At the White House, Schear managed the television news interview operation for the Clinton administration in 1996 and 1997. While working for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Schear created and managed two major national advocacy campaigns: the Covering Kids & Families Back-to-School-Campaign, which connects low-income families to health care coverage for their children through Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program; and Cover the Uninsured Week, the largest ongoing campaign to draw attention to the plight of the 46 million Americans who have no health care coverage.
Schear's profile at LinkedIn says he worked at PBS from 1990 to 1995, in the White House in 1996 and 1997, and at NBC in 1997 and 1998. He also worked at New York PBS superstation WNET in 1986-87. He may be really earning his money right now, since the networks remain silent on the Live Action exposes of Planned Parenthood.
No surprise there. Simply just another liberal democRAT party apparatchik moving through the chairs.
By "health care" he means veteranary services to keep the pimped 12yr-old sex-workers on their backs, right?
You see, a career in the media makes you an expert at how not to address the actual issue at hand and instead point fingers of blame in a completely different direction.
What's the over/under on the gaydar for this guy?
It's an outrage that taxpayers are forced to subsidize this oddball organization's peculiar fixation w/ genitalia. PP is also suspected of aiding and abetting underage sex abuse, and suspected of participating in cover-ups----performing abortions on underage teens who were impregnated by older males and failing to notify authorities. PP clinicians apparently may have covered up sexual abuse of underage teens by falsifying federal documents in order to receive federal funds for performing underage abortions. That would be classified as government fraud -- tax funding not allowable under federal law.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD GENITAL SNIFFERS RAMPANT GOVERNMENT FRAUD
<><><> The US Inspector General found that NJ Planned Parenthood falsified Medicaid claims to get their hands on $2.9 million they were not entitled to.
<><><> Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will pay the state $345,000 after settling a 2009 audit that uncovered the clinic used incorrect codes and provided insufficient documentation for some claims billed to Medicaid.
<><><> The original audit finding estimated the Spokane family-planning organization improperly billed Medicaid more than $629,000 for 333 patient procedures from March 2004 through February 2007. During that time, the clinic collected about $7.6 million from Medicaid.
<><><> Planned Parenthood California is under criminal investigation for billing taxpayers high prices for birth control equipment that they obtained on the cheap.
<><><> The Picower Foundation, one of PP's biggest financiers, was in cahoots with Ponzi thief Bernie Madoff, and was forced to give back $9B that was apparently part of a money-laundering tax evasion deal that got Picower an unlikely 900% return on investment
‘denouncing pro-lifers for being ‘very extreme’...
ya know, can’t think of anything much more extreme than an outfit that pays it’s bills by eviscerating babies in the mother’s womb. Sorry if it sounds uncivil.
Yes, I believe that’s what he was talking about. All the people who pimp for PP are pretty much the same. Makes me wonder how many of them are pedophiles and have used PP for their own purposes.
Nope it doesn’t sound uncivil at all. You just call’m like you see’m. If it hurts someone’s feelings then maybe they should think about what they are doing.
If you caught about 5 seconds of him on the news, you wouldn’t even bother asking.
Schear said the secret tapings were part of a large, coordinated national effort to take funding away from Planned Parenthood by creating controversy in the organization.
1. I found his comment below an obituary of a gay writer, 57, of the Advocate magazine.
2. Schear was listed in the Acknowledgments of a book, What if Someone I Know is Gay?
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