Skip to comments.CBS Devotes Just 13 Seconds to Gosnell Trial; ABC, NBC Ignore It
Posted on 04/25/2013 6:21:39 PM PDT by Morgana
For the first time in over a week, CBS covered the murder trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell on Wednesdays CBS This Morning. But instead of a full report, as on April 15, Norah ODonnell read a news brief that lasted just 13 seconds on the trial judge dismissing three of the murder charges against the Philadelphia physician [audio available here; video below the jump].
ABCs Good Morning America and NBCs Today on Wednesday failed to cover this noteworthy development in the case. Neither broadcast network has aired one second of reporting on the Gosnell trial on their morning and evening newscasts.
Dan Stamm and Maryclaire Dale of NBCs Philadelphia affiliate, WCAU, reported on Tuesday that the doctors attorney, Jack McMahon, was able to convince the judge to drop three first-degree murder charges against Gosnell. On Wednesday, Dale noted in a follow-up report that Judge Jeffrey Minehart had ruled that prosecutors over the past month failed to make a case on three of the seven first-degree murder counts, involving aborted babies known as Baby B, Baby C and Baby G. On Wednesday, Minehart clarified that he did not intend to dismiss charges related to Baby C, which former employee Lynda Williams admits killing after it was alive for 20 minutes.
NBC has reported on the Gosnell case online, but has yet to give any on-air news briefs or full reports, despite the gruesome details of this case that have emerged since the grand jury issued its report in 2011. Conservative commentator Peggy Noonan actually broke through NBCs blackout on the case on the March 31, 2013 episode of Meet the Press.
Today anchor Savannah Guthrie also asked President Obama if he had been watching the Gosnell trial on April 17, 2013, and wondered if it animates a larger debate about abortion in this country. But neither mention of the case from Noonan and Guthrie has led to any actual reporting on the case from NBC.
On Monday, the MRCs Matt Philbin documented that in the month-plus since the Gosnell trial began, the Big Three networks newscasts have covered celebrity news items such as actor Dick Van Dykes bizarre head throb and West Wing star Alan Alda teaching acting to scientists, while all but ignoring the proceedings against the accused murderer.
The transcript of Norah ODonnells news brief from Wednesdays CBS This Morning:
NORAH ODONNELL: The Philadelphia Inquirer says the judge in the trial of abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell has dismissed three of seven murder counts. The judge has not stated why. Gosnell is accused of killing babies born alive, and the remaining counts will go to the jury.
A whole 13 seconds!
Of course they’re ignoring it. Also they are ignoring a potential story that is going on out there that Holder’s wife (I’m sure he’s a minority stockholder) owning a murder/abortion clinic.
Amazing they don’t want that getting out?
Trial? What trial? We don’t see no stinkin’ trial!
ABC (All Bullshit Channel); NBC (Nothing But Communism); CBS (Communist Broadcasting System)
I’ve got alphabet soups that give us more news in the soup bowl than these leftist idiots “give” us all night.
“Trial? What trial? We dont see no stinkin trial!”
Thank you MM! That is it in a nutshell!!
“Well... THAT’s over with!”
The MSM is nothing more than a propaganda arm of the usurpers and traitors.
But those mouse clicks will never happen.
We hear stories of Germans from the Nazi era say “we did not know”. We have to believe them now. They did not have internet back then. It is very possible that a lot did not know. This is deliberate so the majority do not know.
People in my church are shocked I know as much of this that I know. It is only because I post stuff here, sometimes hourly that I know this much. I am down at my church quoting it verbatim.
Example: "Kermit Gosnell, a Nobel Prize winner, was cleared today of all charges and recommended for the Congressional Medal of Honor," when in reality he gets convicted and sentenced. The media will take to lying, outright. When called upon it, they will simply deny it and stick to the lie.
Would be nice to see how much time these same networks spent on the murder of Tiller for comparison...
And they say Satan isn’t real...
“Example: “Kermit Gosnell, a Nobel Prize winner,”
Gosnell receive a Nobel prize? I wanna say they would not dare but then again Obozo got one so they must sell them at Wal Mart