During a syrupy interview with Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards on Monday's Last Word, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell was so impressed with her that he concluded the segment by declaring that she is worthy to be ambassador to the United Nations. O'Donnell:
Cecile Richards, you now have my nomination for America's ambassador to the United Nations. Your artful diplomacy and how you have handled yourself in this relationship with your former partner who is now again your partner, the Komen foundation, has been something to behold.
A bit earlier, he seemed to give a glimpse into his circle of acquaintances and contacts as all liberals as he claimed that everyone he had spoken to about the Komen/Planned Parenthood controversy were "outraged," and relayed predictions that the anti-breast cancer charity may not be able to survive after its conflict with Planned Parenthood. O'donnell:
Cecile, when this broke out last week, I was in New York, and everybody I was talking to outside of the show - friends of Planned Parenthood and the Komen foundation - were absolutely outraged by this. I've been in Los Angeles throughout the weekend and today, and I can tell you, in Los Angeles, your friends - friends of Planned Parenthood - and friends of Komen still outraged.
And there have been predictions that I've been hearing from people who are heavily involved in the funding of both of these organizations saying that they don't believe that Komen has long-term survivability now as a foundation.
- Brad Wilmouth is a news analyst at the Media Research Center