Is media bias to blame for lack of Gosnell coverage? Or something far more banal? The trial of Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell would seem to have all the elements of a spectacular news story: shocking allegations, horrifying visuals, sympathetic victims. Yet until late last week, much of the national media was silent as testimony about Gosnell’s alleged “house of horrors” abortion clinic rolled out. Much of the media attention outside Philadelphia, in fact, centered on how little media attention the story was receiving outside Philadelphia.
Comments: WaPo found some column space in the Style section for a piece that basically points a finger at conservative news outlets for lack of coverage. Remember the days when newspapers were looking for scoops?
First the MSM cover-up. Then the MSM lies about the cover-up. This must be Ayers and Rev. Wright, no wait, it´s Obama´s birth certificate, no wait, it´s Fast and Furious, no wait, it´s Benghazi, no wait, it´s the Gosnell trial.
The libtard drive-by media won´t print any stories on Gosnell because it definitely goes against their crusade of infanticide. When Barry´s Death Panels kick in for senior citizens, they´ll ignore those stories too because it goes against their crusade of eugenics.
There is no doubt whatsoever that the media are 97% liberal, enthusiastically support abortion, and are totally ideologocally driven. Conservatives have known this for a very long time. What is really banal here is their phony shock at the accusations.
It´s even worse for the WaPo and the NYC papers as "news" that happens in Philadelphia is generally considered "regional news" since the cities are so close together and easily reached via train.
Hitler would be astonished at how willingly our "free press" tows the leftist line...I mean it´s not even propaganda by "nationalizing" the media...they have literally "nationalized" themselves...there´s not even a use for PBS. It´s completely irrelevant.
Gosnell is obviously black and, by his practice of killing babies (both unborn and unborn, is obviously politically a far left liberal. MSM views him as "one of theirs" and would never participate in exposing him. So they cover for him by ignoring the trial. To do otherwise might hurt their "womens´ choice" agenda.
I was watching MSNBC´s Morning Joe this morning looking for any coverage on this trial. Joe did three segments on the Gosnell trail and encouraging people to read the grand jury report!!!!!!! He interviewed a local reporter and a pro choice ex-governor who served during that time period, and said the laws in place were adequate but there was not enough oversight. He gave details. He compared it to New Town. Joe compared this 30 week baby that was killed, to his own son who was a premature child born in an earlier week of development. It was a beautiful sight to see. A friend had alerted Joe Scarborough to the case.
Good point, #23. The National Socialists were ardent animal rights advocates. Of course, they were a little easy on euthenasia, genocide, tyranny and all that humanity stuff. But, hey, nobody´s perfect.
The Enemedia serves the Left wing extremists/Democrats. They are trying to destroy the moral basis of Christian civilization. Affirmative action, Gay marriage, women´s rights, it is all part of the same effort.
FTA: Moreover, some commentators have pointed out, greater media attention to the trial might help, rather than hurt, abortion rights advocates. They say the graphic testimony about illegal late-term abortions, unlicensed staff and shockingly unsanitary procedures and conditions at Gosnell’s Women’s Medical Society clinic strengthens the case for keeping abortion safe, legal and affordable
Its not safe, women are dying and/or being rushed to ERs. It isn´t legal to kill a baby born alive. And it certainly isn´t affordable to undergo an abortion that delivers a baby that was poisoned in-utero.
"Bias" is a soft, useless word. Saying the media suffers bias misses the point entirely. Protecting Gosnell is just one of thousands of protectorate mafia media events. Most media is controlled by new world order dominating forces. Elegant Diane Sawyer isn´t free to say whatever good thoughts may remain in her pre-brainwashed mind. There are rules in this unionized mafia, rules you do not break. Never discuss the birth certificate issue, never discuss the beautifully established American culture of private gun ownership, never discuss the arming of schools, never discuss fast & furious, our government giving guns to Mexican drug cartels, never discuss Holder supported vote fraud, never discuss tossing UN out of New York, never discuss chaos in gun controlled cities versus relative safety of gun carry cities, of all mind altering products, never discuss no withdrawal goodness of the natural plant, cannabis, never show 24/7 fiat dollar printing, never show disaster that is forced medicine obamaskare. There are endless, prohibited topics on brainwash media/press. Our saving grace is this right here, internet, New Media (and new world order/UN is trying to close this down, too). Not covering Gosnell´s accused crimes is just one of many censorings by statist powers. It ain’t bias. What remains, of all of TV´s lovely and charming Diane Sawyers, is robot power controlled, just like Mr Soetero.
I suspect this clinic and the one in Delaware are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to unsanitary conditions. Why? Because abortionist tend to be at the bottom of the barrel in terms of medical prestige and there are darn few negative consequences for sloppiness. The inspectors are afraid to complain too loudly and the customers who are injured or who get infected are not likely to sue.
This is ironic because when abortion was illegal those physicians who would preform one sub rosa had to be gosh darn careful to get everything perfect. If they didn´t they could lose their license and go to jail.
Did we say the commie/fascist media was "biased"??? Why you use the word "bias" describing today´s American mainstream media? Use the right words - it is leftist propaganda machine who works hand in hand with leftist anti-capitalist, anti-freedom government! And think where it gets its financing from: all the newspapers (they give them practically for free to us), local TV, Google, Facebook... Of course from the leftist government who, by the way owns the banking in the country!
Gosnell was cutting off the hands and feet of babies and keeping them as souvenirs. The Washington Post doesn´t care.
Gosnell was delivering babies alive, then holding them aloft and cutting their necks. The Washington Post doesn´t care.
Gosnell was offering superior treatment and facilities to white women while black women were shunted off to filthy, bloody, unsterile rooms with cat feces on the floor. The Washington Post doesn´t care.
Why doesn´t the Washington Post care?
Because reporting on this would harm the Left´s political narrative.
Similarly, the Washington Post refuses to report on Barack Obama´s arming of Mexican drug cartels because stories about "Operation Fast & Furious" harm the Left´s political narrative. So what, if three hundred Mexican citizens have been murdered thanks to Barack Obama and Eric Holder? The Washington Post doesn´t care.
This is the same newspaper which wrote an editorial explaining why they WEREN´T going to cover the New Black Panther voter intimidation scandal, "despite thousands of phone calls and e-mails expressing intense reader interest."
These people aren´t journalists. They´re cheerleaders for the CommieCrat Party, and telling the TRUTH is the LEAST of their concerns.
This was allowed to happen all these 30 years because of Affirmative Action. AA´s are allowed to do much outside the norm because no one has the bells to report on it as they could be called ´raaaaacist´ and also because this was done mostly on poor black women. I scanned the Grand Jury Report and I´ll tell you, this whole this makes me sick to my stomach. Those poor ladies who had to go through this. The black community needs to do something about the young men (or just men) who plant the seed and leave somone else to take care of the problem. And then to top it off, we see the picture of the EMPTY benches in the courtroom where reporters should be sitting to get information to report on this atrocity. Dear Lord, where are we?
When you acknowledge some seven bloody murders or so, then a logical conclusion would lead to 38 million more. Folks meet your everyday liberal... a mass murderer. Another description would be killings for convenience.
Do you really wonder why the MSM ignored this story. Because these can´t be swept under the rug.
While interviewing openly gay U.S. women´s hockey team player Caitlin Cahow on Thursday´s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer hoped for controversy during the games over Russia´s "anti-gay laws": "[Openly gay former tennis player] Billy Jean King said that perhaps it is time for a ´John Carlos moment´....that moment in 1968 in Mexico City [Olympics] when [U.S. runners] John Carlos and Tommy Smith stood up and they gave the Black Power salute because they wanted to protest racial inequality. Would you be willing to be a part of some kind of a John Carlos moment in Sochi?" [Listen to the audio]
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