YouTube Wars: Context IsKey
A Rudy Giuliani sympathizer notes to the Hotline that a 1989 Giuliani clip posted to YouTube about public funding omits an exculpatory sentence.
The clip shows Giuliani describing his opposition to Pres. George H.W. Bush's public-funding-for-abortion bill veto by saying: "There must be public funding for abortions for poor women. We cannot deny any woman the right to make her own decision about abortion because she lacks resources. I have also stated that I disagree with President Bush's veto last week of public funding for abortion."
The clip omitted the following sentence:"That I disagree with President Bush's veto last week of public funding for abortions for rape or incest victims." Giuliani now says he supports the Hyde Amendment as currently constituted and would not seek to change the law.
A single sentence makes a world of difference.