Rachel Maddow spewed her venom at the Associated Press, for what she referred to as a "shockingly bad article". The article, which by the way was written by a woman, was titled “Abortion Fight Defines Kansas Prosecutor Race”. See video below.
Maddow seemed shocked by the Associated Press' description of the race in Kansas and inclusion of a quote from Operation Rescue. "What? This is just astonishing," Maddow said. "Yes, the blame for the doctor being shot to death by the anti-abortion activist...lies with the district attorney who didn't prosecute that doctor for something or other. He didn't get prosecuted so obviously, he had to be shot, so says Operation Rescue”
Rachel Maddow was taking issue with this statement from Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue.
"If Nola Foulston had done her job with George Tiller, he would still be alive today," said Troy Newman, president of Wichita-based Operation Rescue.
From the Fresno Bee :
The district attorney [Nola Foulston] had refused to allow then-Attorney General Phill Kline to prosecute Tiller in her jurisdiction, resulting in a judge dismissing charges that the doctor had performed illegal late-term abortions.
What Troy Newman said was the truth. If George Tiller had been properly prosecuted, he would have been in jail, and therefore protected from people like Scott Roeder.
Does this mean Nola Foulston was responsible for Tiller’s murder? No, but then again, neither was Bill O’Reilly.