Skip to comments.Coming Up Short On Dr. Gosnell
Posted on 04/17/2013 3:42:06 PM PDT by Kaslin
The trial of notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell -- as close to a demonic presence as anything this country will ever see -- was almost a month old when the network blackout finally ended. CNN broke its silence, as did CBS. National newspapers sent reporters to the trial for the first time.
They started covering it only because of a national outrage that they would so deliberately withhold this horror story from the public -- for political reasons.
Kirsten Powers in USA Today insisted: "This should be front page news. When Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke, there was non-stop media hysteria ... Yet, accusations of babies having their heads severed -- a major human rights story if there ever was one -- (don't) make the cut."
Washington Post reporter Paul Farhi relayed ridiculous statements. "CBS has been working the story." NBC: "The story is on our radar." CNN: "Our coverage ... has been thorough and appropriate." Martin Baron, the top editor at the Post, was the silliest. He said he'd just discovered the Gosnell story. It broke in 2011.
It's telling that a journalist of his caliber would rather plead ignorance than concede the bias everyone knows he has.
The other ridiculous Post response came from reporter Sarah Kliff: "I cover policy for the Washington Post, not local crime."
"Local crime" becomes a national issue when the journalist wishes it so. The O.J. Simpson murder trial became the Mega-Story of the Year -- because the media wished it to be. The killing of late-term abortionist George Tiller? The murder of a homosexual man in Wyoming? They went national -- because the media wished it.
"If it bleeds, it leads" -- unless it's the blood of innocent babies. This monster didn't merely "abort." He took viable babies from their mothers' wombs and tortured them to death. The pictures of the corpses of perfectly formed children -- my God, with a full head of hair! -- with the back of the head punctured by the scissors that severed the spinal cord -- it's enough to make you vomit.
The abortion agenda is so fierce, so militant, so extreme within journalism ranks anything that challenges the practice is suppressed.
"The people's right to know." These journalists disgust me. And where are you, Mr. President? Your calloused disregard disgusts me, too.
You are so quick to lecture, to criticize, even to condemn anyone in this country and anything about this country that in your view points to an injustice that needs to be addressed.
The facts weren't in (and still aren't) on the Trayvon Martin killing, but you decided to use your bully pulpit to fuel the flames of racial division. You jumped right in, chose sides and told America that Trayvon looked like he could have been your son.
But you said more than just that. Let me remind you. "I think that every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this, and that everybody pulls together, federal, state and local to figure out exactly how this tragedy happened."
Where are you now, Mr. President?
When Fox reporter Ed Henry asked your spokesman about the scandal, he acknowledged you were aware of it, but that "The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial. So I won't as well." That is shameless.
Of course you're aware of it, Mr. President. You've heard how these babies were massacred. You've heard of the mothers who also died because of this killer, all of them minorities, poor, lonely women -- the ones you tell us you care about so deeply.
You've seen the pictures, too. I know you have. You've seen those black babies -- every one a little, innocent angel -- butchered. How many looked like they could be your son?
Jay Carney also declared your "position on choice is very clear." Abortions should be "safe, legal and rare."
All of those abortions Gosnell performed were as safe for the victims as any other abortion. They all die. What Gosnell did in his grisly execution of his victims -- did we mention he even joked while butchering them? --is legal. You defended this in Illinois. Rare? Who cares? Most especially you.
What the Gosnell trial is proving is abortion advocates and their equally ardent media friends know the damage this story does. The more people understand what is being done, the more this country is revolted. So they censor the news from the masses, the poor, the uneducated, the easy-to-command types who cling to their God and their guns.
Those masses also love little babies. And pray that Dr. Kermit Gosnell, along with everyone who aided him in his sadistic practice, rot in hell.
Finding and organizing the flood of examples of media distortion and omission in this book requires far more than two people. It takes the careful daily recordkeeping of a whole news analysis division at the Media Research Center. Brent Baker has directed the MRC's media-monitoring team for more than 25 years. Research director Rich Noyes offered his insights, especially on Benghazi coverage and the avoidance of Obama's economic record. Deputy Research Director Geoff Dickens patiently read through every page of this book to keep us on track.
Our news monitoring team includes NewsBusters Managing Editor Ken Shepherd and Senior Analyst Scott Whitlock, as well as Matthew Balan, Kyle Drennen, Matt Hadro and Brad Wilmouth. Clay Waters of the MRC's TimesWatch project helped us expose The New York Times. We relied for research from interns Eric Ames, Paul Bremmer, Alex Fitzsimmons, Kelly McGarey, Jeffrey Meyer, Ryan Robertson, Josh St. Louis and Matt Vespa.
We always require extensive use of the MRC video archive for a big book project, so our thanks to Michelle Humphrey.
And then there is Brent Bozell's assistant, (the unflappable) Melissa Lopez.
We thank Adam Bellow and Eric Meyers at Broadside Books for their encouragement and guidance, as well as (Trina the Lawyer and the other people who made the book happen).
Tim Graham thanks his wife, Laura, and his children, Ben and Abby, and always thanks God for his parents, Jim and Ann Graham.
Brent Bozell thanks ...
Washington Post TV reporter Lisa de Moraes joked on Tuesday: "CNN may have figured its way out of its ratings problem. Dump news."
The debut of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain's show "Parts Unknown" attracted 747,000 viewers at 9:00 p.m. Sunday -- "282,000 of them aged 25 to 54 years, the age group that's the currency of news programming ad sales."
In that key demographic, Bourdain finished 106 percent ahead of cable news rival Fox News Channel and 65 percent ahead of MSNBC in the Sunday night slot. CNN noted that its new Bourdain show clocked 32 percent more viewers than did last April's premiere of Bourdain's Travel Channel series "No Reservations" (567,000 viewers).
CNN announced last May it had ordered the new Bourdain series, with a mandate that old CNN boss Ted Turner, the man who tried to ban the word "foreign" from his network. It looks at "cultures worldwide through their culinary and travel rituals."
Courageous reporting by Kirsten Powers in view of her liberal background. She must have some decency remaining.
She is one of the few who does
Late last week the Detroit Free Press gave the excuse that “they don’t report on local crime”.
I’ve noticed that excuse from a lot of the media, word for word, almost like they got together and agreed on how they were going to defend their lack of interest.
In February 2004, US Senate candidate Barack Obama's wife, Michelle, sent a fund-raising letter with the "alarming news" that "right-wing politicians" had passed a law stopping doctors from performing p/b abortions (stabbing half-born babies in the neck with scissors, suctioning out their brains and crushing their skulls).
Michelle Obama considers partial-birth abortion "a legitimate medical procedure," and asked supporters for $150 to attend a luncheon for her candidate husband, b/c he would fight against "cynical ploys" to stop p/b sbortions.
(NOTE: nurses at an Illinois hospital in 1999 discovered babies were being aborted alive and placed on shelves in soiled utility rooms to die unattended.)
BACKGROUND Legislation was presented on the federal level and in various states called the Born Alive Infants Protection Act. It stated all live-born babies were guaranteed the same constitutional right to equal protection, whether or not they were wanted.
BAIPA sailed through the U.S. Senate by unanimous vote. Even Sens. Clinton, Kennedy and Kerry agreed a mother's right to "choose" stopped at her baby's delivery. The bill also passed overwhelmingly in the US House.
NARAL went neutral on it. Abortion enthusiasts publicly agreed that fighting BAIPA would appear extreme. President Bush signed BAIPA into law in 2002.
But in Illinois, the state version of BAIPA repeatedly failed, thanks in large part to then-state Sen. Barack Obama. It only passed in 2005, after Obama left. Obama articulately asserted that legislation protecting live aborted babies might infringe on women's rights or abortionists' rights.
In 2003, as chairman of the next state Senate committee to which BAIPA was sent, Obama stopped it from even getting a hearing, shelving it to die much like babies were still being shelved to die in Illinois hospitals and abortion chambers.
(NOTE As chair of that same committee, state Sen Obama once abruptly ended a hearing early, right before the parents of six children killed as a result of Illinois' drivers licenses-for-bribes scandal, were to testify in favor of Choose Life license plate legislation. Obama stalled. He later killed the bill when no one was around.) ####
Wouldn't that happen only at the time that society has so blinded itself against seeing and recognizing evil that demons like Gosnell can walk among us undetected? Are we really at that point yet?
No, we’re not at that point yet and according to my beliefs, Christians won’t be here to see it, we’ll be gone, and the Restrainer will have been removed. But things can become pretty bad before we even reach that point. American Christians don’t always acknowledge how blessed we’ve been, considering the persecution Christians in other parts of the world have had to endure already.