By Tom Quiner
Has the blackout been lifted?
The biggest story burning up the blogosphere is the mainstream media’s (MSM) news blackout of Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors. The major networks refuse to cover the story of a doctor charged with the death of a woman and seven babies. Even more, witnesses allege that he killed over 100 more babies after they survived an abortion attempt.
The outrage may have shamed the media to finally cover the story, at least that’s the way it appears here in Des Moines.
Today’s Des Moines Sunday Register finally covered it with a page nine story written by the Associated Press. I’d characterize it as a story written with restraint. It’s as if the reporter’s heart isn’t in it. She focused on Dr. Gosnell’s employees and what a hard time they had finding jobs. There was no focus on the victims.
Most telling, there was no mention of the allegation that these eight deaths are merely the tip of the ice berg, that credible witnesses talk of the murder of more than a hundred babies.
Isn’t that newsworthy?
No, it is not, if the media is ultimately sympathetic to the cause of advancing human abortion, which they are.
Nonetheless, today’s story is better than no story.