[See NewsBusters for more.] The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday promoted as uncontroversial the idea that Andrew Jackson should be removed from the $20 and substituted with the likes of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger or radical environmentalist Rachel Carson. Co-host Norah O'Donnell described this as "a mission to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 with a female American hero." The website Womenon20s.org is championing the concept of jettisoning Jackson. It features a list of 15 nominees and, certainly, there are heroes there, including icons such as Rosa Parks and abolitionist Harriet Tubman (among others). But eight of the 15 choices were either prominent Democratic or liberal activists. Though an on-screen graphic featured an image of Sanger, one of the "extraordinary women" according to Chip Reid, there was no mention of her ardent support for abortion.
CBS Promotes Idea to Put Liberals Such as Margaret Sanger on the $20