Brent Bozell reflects on the remarkable media silence on the Kermit Gosnell abortion clinic trial:
The liberal media know an abortion outrage when they hear it. Sadly, they only seem to hear them from the mouths of Republican candidates, and it only takes a statement to outrage the press. Can't they find a single abortion outrage inside an abortion clinic? Such is their radicalism that nothing, absolutely nothing regarding this gruesome procedure raises their eyebrows, never mind their ire.
One emerging story proves the degree to which our "objective" media's views on abortion are dogmatic and extreme. Abortionist Kermit Gosnell is on trial in Philadelphia, and not just for killing babies outside the womb, but also for killing a mother through reckless use of anesthesia. Network TV coverage of the trial? Zero on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, NPR and PBS. CNN's entire coverage seems to be one sentence from Jake Tapper on March 21...
The trial testimony is graphic and should make "choice" advocates sick to their stomachs. Again, see the AP: "A medical assistant told a jury Tuesday that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies during unorthodox abortions at a West Philadelphia clinic, at the direction of the clinic's owner."...
It gets more grotesque at every turn. Clinic assistant Adrienne Moton testified she took a photo of the child described as "Baby A" with her cell phone before Dr. Gosnell took the baby out of the room. "I just saw a big baby boy. He had that color, that color that a baby has," Moton said in court. "I just felt he could have had a chance. ... He could have been born any day."
Another Gosnell assistant said the abortionist joked about one child he murdered: "This baby is big enough to walk around with me or walk me to the bus stop." But the AP reported that Gosnell sat serenely in the courtroom, undisturbed by the accusations.
He's not alone. ABC, CBS and NBC piled up 96 stories on Todd Akin's medically inept comments on rape and abortion and also wallowed in outrage over Richard Mourdock's remarks on God's will and a child conceived in rape. Their pro-life rhetoric was sold as a major scandal. It's unbelievable that Dr. Gosnell's trial for his actions inside his "house of horrors" haven't drawn one network story.The Gosnell abortion trial is toxic to the pro-abort culture, who will stop at nothing to hush it up. What's damning about Gosnell's baby abattoir is that it is what abortion is all about. Gosnell is merely being prosecuted for doing openly what all abortionists do daily-- mutilate and kill children. If pro-aborts could portray Gosnell as a complete out-lier, unrepresentative of abortionists everywhere, they would cover the trial. But they realize that putting an abortionist on trial for killing children immediately suggests the question: why just Gosnell?
At the end of World War II, allied armies that liberated Nazi concentration camps forced civilians who lived near the camps to walk through, to see the horror that they had abetted and ignored.
The media is making sure there will be no walk-throughs of the Women's Medical Society clinic on Lancaster Avenue in West Philadelphia.