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Nebraska Bishop: ‘Mainstream Reporters’ Largely Ignored Gosnell Abortion Clinic ‘Reminiscent of ...'
Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/16/2013 | Michael W. Chapman

Posted on 05/16/2013 6:29:52 PM PDT by markomalley

Rev. James D. Conley, the Catholic bishop for the diocese of Lincoln, Neb., said the mainstream media, which usually pursue news stories that involve violence and death, largely ignored the gruesome story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his “house of horrors” abortion clinic that was “reminiscent of Auschwitz.”

“Somehow, this story went largely unnoticed by mainstream reporters,” said Bp. Conley in his May 3 column. “One would expect a murderous doctor, running a ‘clinic’ reminiscent of Auschwitz, to face a media blitz and a burst of public outrage.”

“Instead, Gosnell’s trial has been treated as a low-key, local story,” said the bishop. “Pro-life advocates took up the task of publicizing it, using social media to make up for news outlets’ silence.”

“We rarely see journalists shying away from a gruesome case,” said Bp. Conley. “Yet the media has been reluctant to cover the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell ….”

Gosnell, 72, was convicted of three counts of murder: for killing babies born alive during abortions by cutting their spinal cords with scissors. He was also found guilty of manslaughter in the case of a pregnant woman who died from an anesthesia overdose, and also guilty on more than 200 related charges, including conspiracy, infanticide, theft by deception, corruption of minors, and tampering with evidence.

On Monday, he was sentenced to three life terms in prison.

In the grand jury report on the Gosnell case, his clinic in Philadelphia was described as a “house of horrors.” The office was filthy, medical instruments and furniture spotted in blood, flea-ridden cats roaming freely, severed baby feet in jars, aborted babies stuffed in containers and plastic bags, and eyewitness testimony that some babies were born alive in the toilets. (Grand Jury Report.pdf)

Gosnell “killed live, viable, moving, breathing, crying babies,” stated the report.  “He killed them by cutting their spinal cords after their mothers had delivered them after receiving excessive amounts of medication designed to induce active labor. This report documents multiple murders of viable babies. The evidence makes a compelling case that many others were also murdered.”

Bp. Conley said, “Our news outlets are not known for their squeamish attitude toward violence. On the contrary, reporters are often criticized for fixating on violence, exploiting it as fodder for the 24-hour news cycle.”

“I suspect journalists would rather ignore what happened at Gosnell’s ‘Medical Center,’” said the bishop. “The case raises too many disturbing questions – about the mentality behind abortion, and our culture’s troubling attitude toward human life.”


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Full title: Nebraska Bishop: ‘Mainstream Reporters’ Largely Ignored Gosnell Abortion Clinic ‘Reminiscent of Auschwitz’
1 posted on 05/16/2013 6:29:52 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Right on the spot. Like driving past a flock of ostriches.


2 posted on 05/16/2013 7:35:34 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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3 posted on 05/16/2013 7:37:39 PM PDT by narses
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“Somehow, this story went largely unnoticed by mainstream(sic) reporters,” said Bp. Conley in his May 3 column.

The DLEMM - Dominant Liberal Establishment Mass Media - is anything but mainstream your Excellency. Let's not engage in the leftist game of semantic obfuscation.

4 posted on 05/16/2013 8:17:05 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro can't pass E-verify)
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