Skip to comments.New York Times Finally Assigns Reporter to Gosnell Abortion Trial
Posted on 04/15/2013 3:33:46 PM PDT by Morgana
The public editor for the New York Times, Margaret Sullivan, writes on her blog that there is no vast left-wing media conspiracy concerning the de facto ban on coverage of the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell in the mainstream media.
Until last week, when the pro-life movement was successful inputting enough pressure on the media to cover the trial, most mainstream media outlets had virtually ignored it.
As Sullivan wrote:
I dont think that editors and reporters got together and decided not to give the Gosnell trial a lot of attention because it would highlight the evils of abortion.
I do think that it wasnt on their radar screen and that it should have been. The murders of seven newborn babies, done so horrifically, would be no ordinary crime. Any suggestion, including mine on Friday, that this is just another murder trial is a miscalculation.
Judged on news value alone, the Gosnell trial deserves more coverage than its had, in The Times and elsewhere.
Those who have called for more attention to this grisly and disturbing trial are right. But some of them because of their accusations of politics overcoming news judgment are right for the wrong reasons.
Sullivan admitted that, since 2011, the New York Times itself only ran three full-length pieces and a number of shorter ones on Gosnell.
She also indicated the Time would finally send a reporter to the trial.
The national editor Sam Sifton told me on Friday that further coverage was very likely. On Monday, Mr. Sifton told me, the reporter Trip Gabriel of The Times is at the trial.
Were monitoring it, and I expect well have something, Mr. Sifton told me.
Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, says the media is late to an important story. He referenced the shocking photo of empty media benches at the first month of the trial.
Anyone who looked over at the rows of empty seats would have thought the trial hadnt begun. The media section of the courtroom, a full four benches of reserved space, was vacant. To most pro-lifers, its a picture worth a thousand wordswords, unfortunately, that the press refuses to use to tell the gruesome tale of accused mass murderer Kermit Gosnel, he says.
They’re just liars. They aren’t bothered by this guy at all. THey hate the fact they have to cover this guy because they love him. They love that he kills all these babies. They love it. They think it’s shoving it in the face of all of us, they love the fact the guy has killed almost 180,000 babies across his “career” and they hate that he screwed up and got caught. They have no problem with the clinics being unsanitary and they have no problems with him hurting these women and in some cases sending them to the hospital. They don’t want to have to report on it because abortion is the left’s highest sacrament and he’s one of their great high priests of abortion and tehy love him. They love the people that murder preborn babies.
The whole tone of her statement is it was a mere oversight. Really nothing more than a resource scheduling thing, and feinged “gee we should have reported it” fake phony non-admission admission. Hardly.
You know this, I know this, every FReeper knows this. Let them keep telling themselves it because I love it when they pretend to care.
The press has no problems concealing evil in the guise of Mass Murder.
Been doing it since Walter Duranty.
They are the mouthpiece of a culture of Death. They have no shame.
They are in love with evil.
Someone please tell Margaret that one cannot be right for the wrong reason. The very idea is ridiculous.
I couldn’t have said it better than you just did!!