By Tom Quiner
The mainstream media’s shocking disinterest in a monster’s trial is even too much for a liberal.
Kirsten Powers is a liberal political commentator who pointedly supports “abortion rights,” so-called “gay marriage,” and host of other liberal positions. Nonetheless, writing in the USA Today, Ms. Powers called the MSM to task for pointedly ignoring the murder trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, a man accused of killing babies outside of the womb.
Said Ms. Powers:
“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 meant to foment outrage over an anti-abortion rights law in some backward red state.
The Washington Post has not published original reporting on this during the trial and The New York Times saw fit to run one original story on A-17 on the trial’s first day. They’ve been silent ever since, despite headline-worthy testimony.
Let me state the obvious. This should be front page news. When Rush Limbaugh attacked Sandra Fluke, there was non-stop media hysteria. The venerable NBC Nightly News’ Brian Williams intoned, “A firestorm of outrage from women after a crude tirade from Rush Limbaugh,” as he teased a segment on the brouhaha. Yet, accusations of babies having their heads severed — a major human rights story if there ever was one — doesn’t make the cut.
You don’t have to oppose abortion rights to find late-term abortion abhorrent or to find the Gosnell trial eminently newsworthy. This is not about being “pro-choice” or “pro-life.” It’s about basic human rights.
The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace.”
Here in Iowa, the Des Moines Register ran a couple of front page stories about a woman who hung her dog. I don’t recall a single story about Dr. Gosnell. I went to their website and did a search on Dr.Kermit Gosnell, and it came up with zero results.
The MSM’s desire to protect a culture of abortion has blinded them to the newsworthiness of a horrific story of human rights abuse.
Whether in or out of the womb, the butchering of the most vulnerable American’s is evidently not news to the people who determine what is news.