Krauthammer and Powers on the Gosnell Trial Media Blackout

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Hmmm, now this is interesting.  Both Charles Krauthammer and Kirsten Powers are pro-aborts, but they are also both outraged by the media blackout on the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell:

Chaos” isn’t really the story here. Butchering babies that were already born and were older than the state’s 24-week limit for abortions is the story. There is a reason the late Democratic senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan called this procedure infanticide.

Planned Parenthood recently claimed that the possibility of infants surviving late-term abortions was “highly unusual.” The Gosnell case suggests otherwise.

Regardless of such quibbles,  about whether Gosnell was killing the infants one second after they left the womb instead of partially inside or completely inside the womb — as in a routine late-term abortion — is merely a matter of geography. That one is murder and the other is a legal procedure is morally irreconcilable.

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.

Go here to read the rest at USA Today.  Once upon a time America had journalists.  They were often partisans, usually Democrats, but they understood they had a duty to cover news stories and get the facts straight.  That breed is largely dead. “Journalists” today are usually merely unpaid propaganda shills for the left wing of the Democrat party.  They will gladly bury, ignore, distort and mangle news to meet their political ends.  The only difference between them and the “journalists” of the old Soviet Union is that at least those poor propagandists had guns against their heads.  Our “journalists” willingly debase their profession.

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12 Comments

  1. What’s the difference between a jihadist and a journalist?
    I can’t tell. They both are engaged in a “holy” war, and at the moment were losing.

  2. In 2016 he will selected as the HHS czar in a hostile emergency third term Obama administration. Meanwhile the MSM will be praising the FDRist takeover.
    Republicans will back it 🙁

  3. I don’t know why Charles is so surprised that pro-aborts continue to treat abortion in the sacramental way they always have. Frankly I’m more surprised that he committed such an egregious error in logic when he stated that one can believe in outlawing late term abortions and still support its legitimacy at some arbitrary point after conception but before late-term.

    You can’t be a little bit pregnant and neither can you be a little bit pro-infanticide.

  4. It’s astonishing that journalism in this country has fallen so far so fast.
    The other day I heard the MSM referred to as “the audio-visual department
    of the Democrat party”. Too horribly true. News blackouts on stories
    inconvenient to the left wing are increasingly common, and increasingly
    blatant.

    How could this trend be reversed?

  5. “It won’t take a pew years, Phillip. “Ethicists” are already making the case for After-Birth Abortion, see the British Medical Journal”

    Unfortunately I know. I have one like these at the hospital I work at.

  6. And then in todays Scripture reading; ” If, on the other hand, it comes from God, you will not be able to destroy them without fighting God Himself.”

    Why the gloomy defeatist attitude? I should be rejoicing at the folly of bias journalism and Killer doctors because they are not from God.

  7. Clinton- The left has owned nearly every major institution in this country for the last 50 years, especially the media. If it appears that it has fallen so far so fast, it’s only because of how quickly and triumphantly the veneer has been shed in this day.

  8. God help us but we will be hearing the term “After-Birth Abortion” more and more and more. The results of Gosnell’s trial will have incredibly far reaching effects.

  9. Where are the new media on this? Aren’t they supposed to be the new Upton Sinclairs? All I’ve seen are complaints about the old media’s failure. Well, guess what: we already know that they’re corrupt. (I’m not yelling at Don. I’m yelling at Charles and Kirsten a little bit for trying to shame the unshameable. But I’m really yelling at the PJ Medias who aren’t grabbing the low-hanging fruit.)

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