https://www.theepochtimes.com/iowa-congressman-warns-cnn-he-will-give-no-fake-news-interviews-on-pregnancy_3047010.html

A Midwest Congressman responded to incorrect media reports on his views about pregnancy by posting a sign outside of his home to deter a news broadcaster from contacting him for an interview on August 16.

Rep. Steve King (R–Iowa) was so tired of CNN reporters trying to contact him about his recent remarks on pregnancies resulting from rape and incest that he sticky taped a hand-written sign to the front door of his home.

“CNN, no fake news interviews today, Steve King,” the sign said according to a photo the congressman posted to Twitter.

Pro-abortion supporters have targeted King, 80, since he made a pro-life speech to the Westside Conservative Club in Iowa on August 14, expressing his sympathy to children who come into the world as a result of rape or incest.

“I have got 174 people who say they don’t want [abortion] exceptions for rape and incest because they understand it is not the baby’s fault to abort the baby, because of the sin of the father and sometimes the sin of the mother too,” King told the club according to a Twitter video.

King only hypothetically shared his view that throughout the world’s history of war and conflict, possibly many people were born as a result of sex crimes. He believes this does not mean those lives are less valuable than others.

“What if it was okay and we went back through all the family trees and just pulled those people out who were products of rape and incest. Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” he said. “I know I can’t certify that they are not the product of that and I’d like to think any of the lives of us are as precious as any other life.”

After the congressman produced the video, he said the Des Moines Register and Associated Press both issued corrections. They clarify the full context of their partial quotation that “it’s not the baby’s fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother.”

However, it appears the Sioux City Journal did not observe the correction in time. Their Political Reporter Bret Hayworth accused the congressman of saying “rapes and incest helped populate the world.” King fired back and demanded the paper issue a correction.

“Hey, Brett: that’s not what I said and you know it #FakeNews,” King said on Twitter. “AP and Des Moines Register both retracted their fake quotes, you need to do the same.”

King admits he is not CNN’s biggest fan and has previously accused the pay-television broadcaster’s coverage on immigration of “dividing Americans.”

“Stop conflating noble and honorable legal immigrants with illegal aliens, stop assigning illegals a virtue that belongs to those who do obey our laws and stop demonizing those of us who defend the rule of law as racists,” he said on Twitter.

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