|(From ProLife = ProGod Facebook page)|
You can read the following and decide.
Abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia charged with seven counts of first degree murder involving botched late-term abortions (post 24 weeks) in which the babies were born alive and then murdered with scissors or by other means. The details, which are coming out each day in testimony, are truly disturbing (Grand Jury Report - caution, very disturbing). Both the late-term abortions performed by Gosnell on mostly poor and minority patients and the alleged murders of live-born babies were illegal in Pennsylvania.
Mainstream media would usually eat up such a sensational trial, one involving serial murders, ghastly details, exploitation of people of color, and a highly controversial issue, such as abortion. The story would normally be front-page news for days or weeks.
|Seats reserved for press at Gosnell trial - JDMullane photo|
Why the press censorhip of this story? And, where are the quotes from Nancy Pelosi, Debbie Wasserman-Shultz, or President Obama about it?
After all, the mainstream media once went wild over a story that Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney used scissors to cut the hair of a classmate as part of a college prank. Now, what do we hear from them about scissors being used to sever the spinal cords of living, breathing babies? Silence.
State Senator Barrack Obama once opposed a bill in Illinois that made infanticide illegal and addressed issues quite similar to those being described in a Philadelphia court room. What do we hear about that in relation to the Gosnell trial? Silence.
At what point do you think President Obama and other Democratic leaders will jump in to decry the horror and propose new legislation? Will it take longer than their interventions on behalf of Travon Martin or the Cambridge Professor, or the Newtown victims?
Here are some links to other articles to help you ponder these questions. Note, these are commentary or news stories on blogs, not front page stories or TV news items (we couldn't find those).
Kermit Gosnell trial update: Plenty of media seating still available - Michell Malkin (includes other links) Philadelphia abortion clinic horror: We've forgotten what belongs o... - Column by Kirsten Powers, USA Today (this column and a few others have gone a long way in shaming the MSM) Another key writer shaming the media has been Mollie Ziegler Hemingway of GetReligion. Here is one of her posts: WPost reporter explains her personal Gosnell blackout Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story - by Connor Friedersdorf, the Atlantic Why Are the Media Apologizing About Kermit Gosnell Coverage? - by Josh Dzieza, the Daily Beast Photo of the Day: Media Row at the Gosnell trial - Ed Morrissey, HotAir Obama and Infanticide - Ramesh Ponneru, National Review Trial and the Media's Error - Tony Perkins, Family Research Council
Perhaps there is hope that the message is getting through.