What the New York Times Didn’t Tell You About the Planned Parenthood Video Analysis

The company commissioned by Planned Parenthood to analyze a series of undercover videos played a key role in 2012 to undermine Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.

Planned Parenthood hired Washington, D.C.-based Fusion GPS to examine videos released by the Center for Medical Progress over the past two months that have raised questions about the sale of fetal body parts.

Fusion GPS’s analysis was critical of the “edited” videos, suggesting they “have no evidentiary value in a legal context and cannot be relied upon for any official inquiries,” such as congressional investigations.

The New York Times was among several media outlets that pounced on the analysis. In reporting the story, however, the newspaper failed to disclose details about Fusion GPS’s past work. A report from the Weekly Standard noted that Fusion GPS is “an opposition research firm with ties to the Democratic party” that has “a history of harassing socially conservative Republican donors.”