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Pro-lifers organizing ‘Tweetfest’ on Friday to break media blackout on Gosnell trial
Life Site ^ | John Jalsevac

Posted on 04/11/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT by Morgana

PHILADELPHIA, April 11, 2013 ( – Pro-life leaders are issuing a clarion call to grassroots activists around the country to help break the media blackout surrounding the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell by joining in a “Tweetfest” tomorrow (Friday).

(Click here to join a Facebook event page with more info about the Tweetfest.)

In addition to asking pro-lifers to send out Tweets about the trial using the hashtag #Gosnell, organizers of the event are also asking them to contact their local media outlets to ask them why they’re not covering the trial.

Despite a continuous stream of dramatic, and often gruesome testimony coming out of the Pennsylvania courtroom where Gosnell is currently facing eight charges of murder, none of the major broadcast networks have covered the trial.

“If this was puppies that Gosnell was killing the media would be all over it,” Andy Moore, the director of AbortionWiki, one of the organizers of the “Tweetfest,” told in a telephone interview.

“However, if we can create enough of a groundswell of people talking about it, the media is going to have to respond," he said. "They’re going to have no other option but to respond with their version of what they think is going on.”

Other organizers of the Tweetfest include Bryan Kemper of Stand True Ministries & Priests for Life and Troy Newman of Operation Rescue.

Click "like" if you want to end abortion!

They have set up a Facebook event page with instructions for how to participate in the event. The page also includes a wide variety of already formatted tweets that Twitter users can simply copy and paste onto their Twitter feed, including:

#abortion - safe legal and rare? hardly. abortionist kermit #gosnell now on trial on 7 counts 1st degree murder // #prolife #prochoice

late-term abortionist #Gosnell on trial on 7 counts 1st degree murder. snipped spinal cords of born alive babies.

Break the Media Blackout. Join the #Gosnell TweetFest April 12 noon - midnight EST. RSVP // #prolife #tcot

The common denominator of all of the Tweets is that they use the hashtag #Gosnell. Moore and the other organizers hope that they can make the Gosnell trial “trend” on Twitter, which will ensure that a large number of Twitter users will see Gosnell-related Tweets, and learn about the trial.

The creators have also put together an image that can be shared on Facebook to raise awareness about the “Tweetfest,” that reads, “Break the media blackout #Gosnell” and features a photo of the abortionist. They are encouraging Facebook and Twitter users to make the image their profile image. (Click here to find that image).

The goal, according to the Facebook event page, is to “inundate social media with facts from the Gosnell court case.”

“There’s an abortion doctor here on seven counts of 1st degree murder,” Moore said. “This is evil. But look, the same thing is happening in abortion clinics all across North America. Maybe babies’ spinal cords are not getting snipped, but they’re still being torn apart in horrific ways and being murdered.

“The abortion industry deserves their name,” he said, “and here’s an opportunity to ensure that they are seen in the light that they deserve.”

As of this writing, over 1,000 people have responded saying that they will be participating in the Tweetfest, while nearly 20,000 invitations have been sent. The numbers are climbing by the minute.

TOPICS: Chit/Chat
KEYWORDS: abortion; deathpanels; gosnell; kermitgosnell; obamacare; prolife; trial; tweetfest; zerocare
Okay FReepers and Lurkers Tweet away!!
1 posted on 04/11/2013 5:04:45 PM PDT by Morgana
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2 posted on 04/11/2013 5:19:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Morgana

I wish we could hijack the airwaves.

3 posted on 04/11/2013 5:24:49 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Faux News is missing from your conglomeration of state-run media. They’re ignoring this story, too. I must admit, I know they’re not really “conservative”, but I am disappointed at how they’ve covered up this story. I wasn’t expecting that.

4 posted on 04/11/2013 5:30:21 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Why am I both pro-life & pro-gun? Because both positions defend the innocent and protect the weak.)
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#Gosnell is already at number 4 trending topics.

5 posted on 04/11/2013 5:36:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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6 posted on 04/11/2013 6:17:38 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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That’s called cute!!

7 posted on 04/11/2013 7:12:00 PM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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Yup! Adorable. :-)

8 posted on 04/11/2013 7:14:49 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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