Skip to comments.NBC Won’t Cover Gosnell Trial, Tweets News From Another Source
Posted on 04/11/2013 1:23:38 PM PDT by Morgana
NBC News is one of three networks that refuses to cover the trial of gruesome abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell.
The media blackout is apparently so extensive that Luke Russert of NBC News today had to tweet a local news story on the trial because NBC has not done its own national reporting.
Russert is an NBC News staffer whose Twitter bio reads: I cover Capitol Hill for NBC News. Been sweating it out in the streets of a runaway American dream since 1985. yet he had to tweet an article from the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper in order to provide any coverage of it.
LifeNews is one of the few news outlets to cover the trial of the abortion practitioner who killed babies in gruesome infanticides/abortions and one of a handful providing daily news coverage.
Gosnell faces 43 criminal counts, including eight counts of murder in the death of one patient, Karnamaya Monger, and seven newborn infants. Additional charges include conspiracy, drug delivery resulting in death, infanticide, corruption of minors, evidence tampering, theft by deception, abuse of corpse, and corruption. Gosnell could face the death penalty if convicted and he faces a mandatory minimum 20 years.
The trial of the abortion practitioner has been so gruesome and vivid in its accounts of the late-term and live-birth abortions that it has shocked the conscience of the nation, despite a relative lack of media coverage outside of local media and conservative and pro-life news outlets.
Gosnell, whose squalid house of horrors abortion clinic has surprised even investigative officials, has had almost flippant attitude toward his macabre abortion practices shocked the nation.
The Gosnell case is a watershed moment for the issue of abortion, said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue and Pro-Life Nation. The discovery of his horrific practices helped shed light on an abortion industry that has run amok without oversight or accountability for decades, and has prompted significant changes in abortion laws and attitudes toward enforcement in several states.
Previously, Gosnells wife Pearl pleaded guilty to assisting her husband at his Philadelphia abortion center where he killed a woman in a botched abortion and has killed hundreds of babies in abortion-infanticides.
Pearl Gosnell was considering a plea deal similar to the one several of Gosnells former abortion center employees have made where they have pleaded guilty to receive a lesser sentence in exchange for testifying against Gosnell. Pearl also worked at the abortion center Gosnell ran that had him kill and injure women in failed abortions and kill perhaps hundreds of babies in grisly infanticides by birthing them and snipping their spinal cords.
She worked at the Womens Medical Society abortion business her husband ran as a full-time medical assistant from 1982 until she married Kermit Gosnell in 1990, when she switched to only working on Sundays. At that time, the abortion business was officially closed but would do its latest-term abortions possible.
The grand jury report indicates Pearl Gosnell testified that she alone helped Kermit do abortions on Sundays when she would help do the instruments in the operating room despite no medical training.
Previously, Judge Lerner ruled two other former employees, Eileen ONeill and Madeline Joe, are not allowed to have their cases separated from that of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. Neither ONeill nor Joe are charged with killing babies in infanticides and, although their attorneys argued the horrifying allegations against Gosnell could unfairly taint their cases, they were not allowed to plead guilty in deals as was the case with six other former employees.
The murder charges also came in connection with the botched abortion death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died at Gosnells abortion clinic after a failed abortion. Mongar died November 20, 2009, after overdosing on anesthetics prescribed by the doctor. Mongars family filed a lawsuit against Gosnells abortion business seeking damages.
Gosnell and several staffers at his abortion center, including Pearl, were arrested in January after a grand jury indicted them on multiple charges after officials raided his abortion business following a womans death and discovered a shop of horrors filled with bags of bodies and body parts of deceased unborn children and babies killed in infanticides. Pearl Gosnell, Kermits 49-year-old wife who has no medical license, faces a charge of providing an abortion at 24 or more weeks and conspiracy and other charges.
Gosnell has been denied bail while the case against him moves forward. Women have spoken out about their treatment and one woman says she was drugged and tied up and forced to have an abortion.
Authorities searching the facility last year found bags and bottles holding aborted babies scattered around the building, jars containing babies severed feet lining a shelf, as well as filthy, unsanitary furniture and equipment.
The grand jury investigation also shows state officials did nothing when reports came in about problems at Gosnells abortion center, which has upset incoming pro-life Governor Tom Corbett.
Gosnells abortion center was inspected only after a federal drug raid in 2010. It was the first time the facility had been inspected in 17 years because state officials ignored complaints and failed to visit Gosnells Womens Medical Society for years.
The abortion industry has been forced to suspend two abortion businesses that employed embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell, who has been the subject of national controversy over his abortion business in Philadelphia.
Following revelations that Gosnell is associated with two other abortion centers in Louisiana and Delaware, the National Abortion Federation made the decision to suspend the memberships of both. Atlantic Womens Medical Services, the Delaware abortion business that employed Gosnell one day a week to do abortions, and the Delta Clinic abortion center of Baton Rouge, have both had their memberships suspended. Leroy Brinkley owns both abortion businesses. Atlantic operates abortion centers in Wilmington and Dover.
Should be interesting... who cares about the media coverage. We don’t try people in the media. Will he pay or not?
Let’s see..Luke Russert’s been “sweating it out..” his college degree wasn’t in communications..he majored in NEPOTISM...
But these same networks will spend months covering this Jodi Arias trial....
I don’t think Arias’ elevator makes it to the top floor anyway.
That stimulus and quantitative easing has to go somewhere, besides Obama’s offshore bank accounts.
The Jodi Arias trial is full of lurid sex. Lefties love every kind of sex except the kind that naturally produces babies.
They don’t cover it or make light of it ,because it doesn’t fit into their baby-killing agenda.
I live in Pennsylvania and NEVER hear it on the news.
Since communication isn’t a real discipline, no big whoop. The idea that you’d need a college education to be a journalist is laughable to me.
More proof (as if we need more) that the most powerful tool the communist left media has is the spiked story.
If they do not report it, who will? If you never hear about it, how do you know what is being done?
No wonder the low information voter has no clue what is going on in this country as suppressed news is more dishonest than dishonest reporting.
We dont try people in the media.
George Zimmerman may differ with you on that.
We should care about media coverage because it is the lack of coverage that sets an overarching tone. If all people see are women complaining about their “right to choose” and no stories like this or about the reality of what abortion is then the impression is that abortion is no big deal. The same goes with homosexuality which we’ve seen how just letting the msm be the megaphone has helped that issue.
Thankfully the media is evolving in a way which gives centralized networks less sway though the AP still is allowed to dominate the news cycle far beyond where it should. Conservative news sites carry the AP and they should be embarrassed for doing so.
Maybe, maybe not. Most reporting relies so much on emotion that the content of the reporting is virtually irrational. Sound bites do not make an informed populace. The value of the msm is nil.
Tweets is what they have become.
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