Skip to comments.Politicians call for an end to the media blackout on Gosnell
Posted on 04/12/2013 2:43:33 PM PDT by Morgana
Yesterday, ten members of the U.S. House spoke out on the trial of abortionist, Kermit Gosnell, and called out the mainstream media for its basic blackout on Gosnell.
As New Jerseys Chris Smith eloquently stated:
If Dr. Gosnell had walked into a nursery and shot seven infants with an AR-15, it would be national news and the subject of presidential hand-wringing.
Will the decades-long major national news media cover-up of the brutalityand violenceof abortion methods ever end?
Will Americans ever be told the horrifying details as to how and how often abortionists dismember, decapitate, and chemically poison innocent babies?
A more valid question has rarely been asked by a politician. Representative Chris Smith along with Representatives Vicky Hartzler, Scott Perry, Scott Garrett, Roger Williams, John Fleming, Joe Pitts, Keith Rothfus, Andy Harris, and Marlin Stutzman spoke on the House floor for nearly an hour.
These ten speakers had no qualms about calling out Gosnell and abortion in general for exactly what they have done to innocent children. In the U.S., where we have nearly 314,000,000 people, abortion has ended the lives of a number equivalent to 1/6th of our population over 55 million. While every single baby killed is a tragedy, how many Americans are actually aware of the sheer number of deaths we have allowed, in large part by standing by and refusing to show up?
Naturally, the mainstream media is not aiding the American public or leading them to outrage over the horrific things that happened in Gosnells clinic. (They are chief among those who refuse to show up.) Americans deserve to have the facts; to realize that this is where abortion leads; to discover that Gosnell is not the only abortionist behaving in such a reprehensible way. Abortion is not and never has been an end in and of itself.
Representative Marlin Stutzman summarized it well:
This is not a discussion about abstract concepts like choice, we are talking about brutal deaths of newborn children.
Mr. Speaker, Kermit Gosnell is a predator who must be publicly exposed and openly denounced and thats why I come to the floorto bring attention to this case. That the American people are informed of it, aware of it, and realize the acts that are happening within our own country.
How is it that, in our age of constant news, not a single major news outletnot a single major news outlethas devoted serious attention to the atrocities that werent committed halfway around the world but in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania? Has our national conscience been irreversibly seared by the deaths of more than 1.2 million unborn children every year in this country?
American media is not state-run. It ought not to be beholden to any special interest group most certainly not the abortion lobby which targets and kills over 1 million innocent Americans every year. Our media ought to be different than the media of oppressive foreign regimes that only cover issues important to the current government.
Whether President Obama speaks out against snipping the necks of newborn babies or not, the American media ought to be all over the story. The Gosnell trial is a public interest story. Horrific and gory as it is, it cannot escape the publics attention any longer not at the hand of a group that was originally designed to inform Americans about injustice, not help cover it up. As Representative Chris Smith said:
In todays edition of USA Today, columnist Kirsten Powers writes:
Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure. Havent heard about these sickening accusations?
Its not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page.
She goes on to point out: A Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months. The exception is when Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan hijacked a segment on Meet the Press.
Its time for the American public to play the job of the American media. If the media will not speak out against injustice or at least relate the facts we must do it. Join the call to end the media blackout of the Gosnell trial. Start by tweeting #Gosnell and sharing and tweeting this informative photo.
To all those who did.................
FOX News has been covering pretty heavily.......but no one else.
Has FNC mentioned this?
How much time has Ted Baxter devoted to this?
Is there anyone who still thinks the media is not biased?
Who has mentioned it?
It’s time to stop calling it the mainstream media. These are the heirs and practitioners of the black art of Goebbel’s propaganda ministry.
Let’s call them what they are - Nazi propagandists and liars.
“Is there anyone who still thinks the media is not biased?”
The leftist freaks I know bewail “the media” being right-wing.
They would have to be insane
The mainstream media does what the King tells it to do.
Fox has been at this story all week.
Just today, Megyn Kelly had a rather lengthy segment about Gosnell, and the “Five” just covered it as well. I’ve also heard it mentioned on several other programs throughout the day.
“Fox has been at this story all week.”
An honest news organization will always from time to time report on things that make you uncomfortable about your own side but we should welcome that.
FOX is not as good as when Glenn Beck was on but by and large they still cover stories the others don’t want to be made public.
Well, I now have new respect for Kristen Powers.
Of course the MSM won’t cover it! They SUPPORT what Gosnell was doing, even though his methods might be a little disconcerting to them.
Yes abortion is fine to them as long as everybody ignores what is actually going on.
The networks are inundated with Jody Arias stories—and she only killed ONE person.
Dr. Gosnell has killed thousands...media blackout. He’ll probably walk.
They’re allowed to cover pretty much what they want, as long as they stay away from a few topics.
Fox is not right wing, they’re just a bit right to most Democrats. They’re owned by Saudi Arabia.
Fox is like Winston Smith’s “Brotherhood”.
"JC Penny" the whole lot of them. Every product, service, and entertainment venue. Screw them all.