ABC's Donaldson Said He Will 'Never' Report Truth on Abortion
By Jimmy Moore
July 29, 2004
BOSTON (Talon News) -- ABC News reporter Sam Donaldson, appearing at the Democratic National Convention in Boston, was confronted by a pro-life leader who challenged him to "tell the truth about abortion."
Operation Rescue West President Troy Newman has been in Boston all week with his "Truth Truck" promoting the reality of abortion to the Democratic delegates and supporters with graphic images of actual aborted babies plastered across the side of the billboard-sized panels.
On Monday, Newman said he saw Donaldson crossing the street at a traffic light near his "Truth Truck" on his way to a rally featuring former Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Dick Gephardt (D-MO).
Recognizing an opportunity to speak to Donaldson, Newman grabbed his bullhorn and yelled to the veteran reporter while pointing at the truck, "Look at the babies."
"It's time to tell the truth about abortion," Newman exclaimed. "Tell the truth that abortion kills babies."
Upon hearing the declaration from Newman, Donaldson turned around with his right arm in the air and declared, "Never!"
Donaldson then walked away.
Responding to Donaldson's display of personal bias about abortion, Newman questioned what else Donaldson is refusing to tell the truth about in his reporting.
"If Sam Donaldson promises to never tell the truth about abortion, one must wonder what else he is not telling the truth about," inquired Newman. "His response to us shows his true colors as an ideologue, and destroys any credibility he may have had as a journalist."