“It jumped, the arm”; Update: Media score – Rutgers 41, Gosnell 0

posted at 10:41 am on April 10, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Allahpundit posted yesterday on the trial of Kermit Gosnell and the testimony of the other monsters who worked in his charnel house — excuse me, family-planning clinic.  With Gosnell on trial for eight counts of murder thanks to the deliberate execution of newborns that managed to survive the savagery of Gosnell’s late-term abortions, the trial yesterday included another horrific tidbit, and an excuse that sounds very, very familiar:

A second Delaware woman, who worked at Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s West Philadelphia abortion clinic, testified today that it was “standard procedure” to snip the necks of any babies that were delivered by patients before the abortion due to labor-inducing drugs.

And Lynda Williams, 44, of Wilmington, said Gosnell taught her how to flip the body of the baby over and snip its neck with a pair of scissors to ensure “fetal demise.”

Williams also testified that she followed Gosnell’s orders one time, when Gosnell was away either running, swimming or working at a clinic in Delaware, and took a baby that was delivered in a toilet and snipped its neck.

“It jumped, the arm,” she said, showing the jury by raising her arm.

Williams told investigators she only snipped a neck the one time, “because it gave me the creeps.”

So why did she agree to do it at all?

“I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the jury. “What I was told to do was snip their neck… I never knew it was murder.”

I’m sorry, but that excuse wasn’t good enough at Nuremberg for people in a military organization.  It’s certainly not good enough for people taking jobs in abortion mills.  What exactly did she think fetal demise meant? For that matter, what exactly did she think Gosnell was doing in all of these abortions?

Oh, right — Gosnell told her the babies were already dead:

Williams said she asked Gosnell about the baby that moved, and said Gosnell told her it was just an “involuntary response” and a “last breath” because it was “already dead” due to drugs that had been administered earlier.

So why bother to stab the babies in the neck to “ensure fetal demise”? After Williams got creeped out, did she report the issue to authorities, who might have been interested in investigating this practice?  Apparently not; she still worked for Gosnell at the time one of his patients died allegedly through malicious neglect, which is why she was also arrested.

While we’re asking questions, let’s ask again why the crime-obsessed media hasn’t taken an interest in this case.  It has nearly everything that the media usually wants — horrific tales, serial killings, grotesque deliberation, even a villain who liked to make and keep trophies of his victims.  We even have living victims willing to go on camera to talk about their experiences with Gosnell. So why has no national media outlet taken advantage of this target-rich environment?

Let’s go back to the grand-jury report on Gosnell, which delivered a powerful indictment against the government health agencies that were supposed to protect women from butchers like Gosnell:

We discovered that Pennsylvania’s Department of Health has deliberately chosen not to enforce laws that should afford patients at abortion clinics the same safeguards and assurances of quality health care as patients of other medical service providers. Even nail salons in Pennsylvania are monitored more closely for client safety.

The State Legislature has charged the Department of Health (DOH) with responsibility for writing and enforcing regulations to protect health and safety in abortion clinics as well as in hospitals and other health care facilities. Yet a significant difference exists between how DOH monitors abortion clinics and how it monitors facilities where other medical procedures are performed.

Indeed, the department has shown an utter disregard both for the safety of women who seek treatment at abortion clinics and for the health of fetuses after they have become viable. State health officials have also shown a disregard for the laws the department is supposed to enforce. Most appalling of all, the Department of Health’s neglect of abortion patients’ safety and of Pennsylvania laws is clearly not inadvertent: It is by design. …

State health officials knew that Gosnell and his clinic were offering unacceptable medical care to women and girls, yet DOH failed to take any action to stop the atrocities documented by this Grand Jury. These officials were far more protective of themselves when they testified before the Grand Jury. Even DOH lawyers, including the chief counsel, brought private attorneys with them – presumably at government expense.

The national media is just as complicit as these government agencies in keeping the Gosnell story under wraps.  They want to bury it because of what it says about abortionists, abortion itself, and the cheapening of human life.  They don’t want to find out how many Gosnells are out there butchering women to this day, but it’s more than that. To hear stories of expedited “fetal demise” is to question why we suck babies out of wombs in the first place. Clearly, that’s a conversation the national media doesn’t want.  They want us to talk about only what they tell us to talk about, and if that means turning a blind eye to the women and babies victimized by this industry, well, so be it.

Update: LifeNews reports MRC’s Matthew Philbin’s fascinating analysis of media priorities over the last week:

The Rutgers basketball story continues to transfix the media, and why shouldn’t it? Mike Rice, the disgraced former Rutgers basketball coach allegedly killed a woman and at least seven viable, born-alive babies “by plunging scissors into their spinal cords” in his filthy, macabre “house of horrors” abortion clinic.

Oh wait, my mistake.

Rice was fired last week from Rutgers over video of him shoving, kicking and yelling at his players, throwing basketballs at them and – most damning – using “homophobic slurs.” That’s made Rice the most notorious villain in America. And in one week it earned him 36 network news stories clocking in at 41 minutes, 26 seconds of air time on ABC, CBS and NBC.

Now, had Rice been accused of killing a woman and eight babies, he’d be enjoying the same anonymity as Kermit Gosnell– provided the killings were carried out in an abortion clinic. Gosnell is the West Philadelphia abortionist who ran an unimaginable charnel house of a “clinic,” for 30 years. Witnesses testified that he may have murdered over 100 babies outside the womb. Gosnell’s trial, underway for weeks, has featured wrenching testimony and horrific details. And it has received exactly zero seconds of airtime on the broadcast networks.

Incredible — which describes the mainstream media pretty well.

Update: This is a few months old, but the 3801 Lancaster Project made this documentary of the case that’s worth a watch.  There may be more coming, too.

Caution: Some disturbing images included, as you may well imagine.


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According to others, that child belonged to all of us, so all of us should have had a say in the matter…

right2bright on April 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

State health officials knew that Gosnell and his clinic were offering unacceptable medical care to women and girls, yet DOH failed to take any action to stop the atrocities

But when BarkyCare is forced upon everyone things like this will never happen because Government is perfect. You’ll see, you will ALL see, oh yes.

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

There are no words for monsters such as these or the people who condone and support them.

HotAirian on April 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

DOH failed to take any action to stop the atrocities

Why should they? Its not like this was a Chick-Fil-A or gun show.

Gatsu on April 10, 2013 at 10:48 AM

What difference, at this point, does it make?

8 words that solve all manner of issues for the Left.

Mr. D on April 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM

They want to bury it because of what it says about abortionists, abortion itself, and the cheapening of human life.

This is the root of the evil.

There is no respect for human life.

I found this article today which is related and extends the horrifying nature of progressive eugenics policies. This is where narcissism has brought the culture…Renting a womb is not enough to meet the demand apparently.

“Scientists are ready to plunder the ovaries of aborted babies for eggs to use in IVF treatment. Experiments have taken the process almost to completion, it emerged yesterday.

They raise the nightmare prospect of a child whose biological mother has never been born. The news, from a scientific conference in Madrid, was greeted with widespread revulsion at how far science is testing ethical frontiers…

He claimed it would be ethically ‘almost the same’ as existing techniques.

Details of the major research programme were unveiled at the annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Madrid…”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-186802/Should-eggs-aborted-babies.html#ixzz2Q4XLMziU
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook

workingclass artist on April 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM

So when will Harry have a picket fence photo of aborted children’s names up on the House floor?

Limerick on April 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM

They don’t want to find out how many Gosnells are out there butchering women to this day

Indeed. There could be hundreds of them, running clean and efficient operations as they commit atrocities. Gosnell is where he is because he had no regard for his patients, and no concern about running a sanitary operation.

iurockhead on April 10, 2013 at 10:52 AM

There are no words for monsters such as these or the people who condone and support them.

HotAirian on April 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Yes there is. It’s called obama and the liberals that push this agenda. Almost any third term abortion involves a potentially viable infant. All libs want third trimest abortion options.

However, we are all complicit as a nation.

acyl72 on April 10, 2013 at 10:53 AM

I think I need to throw up now.

The Monster on April 10, 2013 at 10:53 AM

We need somebody to write a new song, The Accidental Abortionist. Apparently that’s the way to get attention on a burning issue these days.

CitizenEgg on April 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

There are no words for monsters such as these or the people who condone and support them.

HotAirian on April 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Oh there are plenty of words: The President, the Congress, the Court…. the Nation. The electorate.

Or does that make you uncomfortable? Yes, let’s all pretend that this “horrible murderer” is “totally different” from other “family planning clinicians”. Because that’s easier.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

It is beyond sickening how the MSM has avoided this story like the plague. If this isn’t news, then nothing is news.

NotCoach on April 10, 2013 at 10:55 AM

NewsBusters has been exemplary in exposing the Democrat Media’s intentional censorship of this story.

Dr. Goebbels would be proud of all of them.

Del Dolemonte on April 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM

The Arias trial has had more coverage.

And thank you for calling the staff of this abortion mill what it is. Monsters.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2013 at 10:58 AM

It’s high time the media be treated with the same contempt as corrupt politicians. What folks like Jason Mattera and James O’Keefe have been doing to elected officials, we all need to start doing to high profile “mainstream media” types. Start following these people around with cameras. Harass the hell out of them. Ask them to their faces why the blackout on these stories. Shaming them is the only play we have left, cuz if we sit around waiting for them to suddenly see the light and admit the error of their ways, nothing will ever change.

Doughboy on April 10, 2013 at 10:58 AM

I have a friend in Philly’s DA office who told more than a year ago this would be the most horrific testimony imaginable. He was right. There can be no other reason for the lack of coverage than the media deciding the abortion issue is highest priority. Evil all of them.

I can’t but wonder how this will play given Allyson Schwartz’s decision to challenge Gov Corbett. Schwartz ran the despicable Elizabeth Blackwell Center and had allegations raised against her as well. Perhaps the media will only be concerned that she ran the abortion mill into bankruptcy. We can’t have abortion mills going bankrupt now can we?

msmveritas on April 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

years ago there was a man in Philly arrested for doing
all sorts of Horrific acts on human beings.

His name was Gary Heidnik, and his house became
known as the House of Horrors.

This is on that level….the word I would use for
these atrocities is “Ghastly”.

I remember a scene from a John Wayne movie once. I believe
it was Chisum. A man descibed watching a Hanging.
Described it as “Ghastly”.

I implore all media outlets with a shred of decency,
to cover this story.

ToddPA on April 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

I try not to use language like this, but the media can burn in hell.

topdawg on April 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM

We need somebody to write a new song, The Accidental Abortionist. Apparently that’s the way to get attention on a burning issue these days.

CitizenEgg on April 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Not necessarily true. If you can work in gays, guns, or amnesty you have a shot as well.

Where is the horror that a place like this existed. The left constantly lies and claims that the GOP wants to ban all abortions so that women would be forced into back alley abortion clinics. Well, seems to me that Gosnell’s state-sanctioned abortion mill is more horrific than anything the left claims would happen in a back alley.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM

If they reported on it, the percentage of people supporting abortion would likely go down. I suspect many people who consider themselves “pro-choice,” when faced with the horrors of Gosnell’s clinic, might reconsider their position.

mbs on April 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM

All the police cars have a motto on them. “To Protect and To Serve”. Too bad these little guys aren’t eligible for protection or to be served. What has our nation become? As for me and my house we are going to become more active in Pro-Life activities.

Herb on April 10, 2013 at 11:03 AM

acyl72 on April 10, 2013 at 10:53 AM

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

I stand by my statement that mere words can not properly describe the monsters these people are. This type of evil goes beyond any linguistic definition.

HotAirian on April 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM

Where is the horror that a place like this existed. The left constantly lies and claims that the GOP wants to ban all abortions so that women would be forced into back alley abortion clinics. Well, seems to me that Gosnell’s state-sanctioned abortion mill is more horrific than anything the left claims would happen in a back alley.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2013 at 11:01 AM

The left’s position is that Gosnell preyed on the poor, and the problem is not abortion, but that women need better access to abortion, to prevent horrors like Gosnell. It doesn’t even make sense.

mbs on April 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Too bad Gosnell didn’t call someone a “fag” at some point, this would be front page news everywhere.

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM

The media is the monster.

The Rogue Tomato on April 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM

“I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the jury.

Well then, over there —-> is a bridge that needs to be jumped off.

“What I was told to do was snip their neck… I never knew it was murder.”

Snip the neck of your neighbor and claim you never knew it was murder.

rukiddingme on April 10, 2013 at 11:09 AM

SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS STORY. we must do the job the media isn’t doing.

Sachiko on April 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM

Too bad Gosnell didn’t call someone a “fag” at some point, this would be front page news everywhere.

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 11:08 AM

You may be onto something there.

How many gay babies were aborted here?

Gatsu on April 10, 2013 at 11:10 AM

NewsBusters has been exemplary in exposing the Democrat Media’s intentional censorship of this story.

Dr. Goebbels would be proud of all of them.

Del Dolemonte on April 10, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Yes, they are fearless. I’d like to see them with their own show on Fox News instead of the same old crap they have every night.

slickwillie2001 on April 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Unstinkingbelievable

cmsinaz on April 10, 2013 at 11:11 AM

If they reported on it, the percentage of people supporting abortion would likely go down. I suspect many people who consider themselves “pro-choice,” when faced with the horrors of Gosnell’s clinic, might reconsider their position.

mbs on April 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM

The fact of the matter is that the people who should be the most vocal over this story are, in fact, those who support a pro-murder agenda. Why? Because this goes far beyond the pale of most of the abortion factories. You would think the pro-murder crowd would want to make that clear.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

ED

Gosnell doesn’t get wide coverage, because it’s a black man doing this to predominantly black women.

1. It’s the systemic racism of under-reporting the violence destroying black urban life. If they report on Gosnell, then they have to accurately report on black abortion rates and violent crime to put it all in context.

2. Producers reasoning for not covering it, is black guilt. They feel they’re admonishing black society for allowing this to go on, which leads to “feelings” of guilt and shame, and white people get a sense of schadenfreude or moral superiority out of it.

I wish I was making this up. But this is the rationale.

budfox on April 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

Why does the MSM hate women and children?

goflyers on April 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

The left’s position is that Gosnell preyed on the poor, and the problem is not abortion, but that women need better access to abortion, to prevent horrors like Gosnell. It doesn’t even make sense.

mbs on April 10, 2013 at 11:07 AM

No it doesn’t make sense. Little about cold-blooded murder seldom does.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM

I love how we all pretend that the media is the problem here. The problem is the electorate, the problem is the people of this nation.

The media simply gives the people what they want. They don’t want Benghazi, it makes them feel bad. They don’t want to hear anything bad about Obama. They certainly don’t want to hear or think too much about actual abortions.

Stop blaming the media as if they are some incredible mythical force. We have more alternative media than ever and the Dems are running the nation more completely than ever. The MSM has worse ratings than ever and yet we have a country that invites more dem control.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM

Producers reasoning for not covering it, is black guilt. They feel they’re admonishing black society for allowing this to go on, which leads to “feelings” of guilt and shame, and white people get a sense of schadenfreude or moral superiority out of it.

I wish I was making this up. But this is the rationale.

budfox on April 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

This is also the reason inner-city schools are allowed to fail and vouchers are killed at every turn.

Libs are so stupid as to not see how racist their thinking is.

goflyers on April 10, 2013 at 11:19 AM

I admit I am a fan of “true crime” stories and programs, but in all the years of reading and watching them, this is without a doubt the most horrific story I have ever seen, and I cannot bring myself to actually read much more than headlines in this case.

This guy is Manson, Bundy, and Ridgway rolled into one.

No, he’s worse.

tru2tx on April 10, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I stand by my statement that mere words can not properly describe the monsters these people are. This type of evil goes beyond any linguistic definition.

HotAirian on April 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM

How about this one: the majority of your fellow countrymen.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM

They don’t want to find out how many Gosnells are out there butchering women to this day

Because having that information would expose the lies being cultivated across the societal spectrum that there are consequences to unfettered sexual activity and this may be the most ineffable example but surely not the only example.

fourdeucer on April 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM

I have several conservatives that refuse to read the story when I post it on facebook and twitter…it’s just too horrible. So they keep their head in the sand as if it’s not happening.

maables on April 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I wish I was making this up. But this is the rationale.

budfox on April 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

I don’t completely agree with your black guilt argument but your greater point is true.

Had Gosnell operated his abortion mill in some affluent suburb like Newtown CT and were the clients middle class white women, then the media would have an entirely different viewpoint. But, just as black on black homocide; the media doesn’t care about a bunch of dead black babies even though 50% of the black population is aborted.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I love how we all pretend that the media is the problem here. The problem is the electorate, the problem is the people of this nation.

The media simply gives the people what they want. They don’t want Benghazi, it makes them feel bad. They don’t want to hear anything bad about Obama. They certainly don’t want to hear or think too much about actual abortions.

BS. Do you think the people want to hear about Trayvon Martin? Or homosexual marriage? Or how that desk jockey Valerie Plame was “outed?”

Did you miss that fat ass Candy Crowley cheer-leading for Obama in front of 65 million people.

The destruction of the Liberal Media is an imperative.

sentinelrules on April 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM

The national media is just as complicit as these government agencies in keeping the Gosnell story under wraps. They want to bury it because of what it says about abortionists, abortion itself, and the cheapening of human life. They don’t want to find out how many Gosnells are out there butchering women to this day, but it’s more than that. To hear stories of expedited “fetal demise” is to question why we suck babies out of wombs in the first place. Clearly, that’s a conversation the national media doesn’t want. They want us to talk about only what they tell us to talk about, and if that means turning a blind eye to the women and babies victimized by this industry, well, so be it.

“Left-wing media bias is a myth!” -Average Lefty, 2013

visions on April 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM

If they reported on it, the percentage of people supporting abortion would likely go down. I suspect many people who consider themselves “pro-choice,” when faced with the horrors of Gosnell’s clinic, might reconsider their position.

mbs on April 10, 2013 at 11:02 AM

You’re making quite a leap of faith here. What if it turned out that people that are “pro-choice” have considered these horrors and simply don’t care? Would that make you reconsider your position that the big bad media is responsible for pro-abortion thought? Or would you finally realize that your fellow countrymen are sick, evil and profoundly anti-Christian?

And we all wonder “how could the Germans have allowed these atrocities” as if they are uniquely evil.

We’re simply delusional. It’s just too awful to consider that your fellow citizens support these atrocities, so we pretend that “if they just knew the facts” they would have a different position.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:28 AM

I love how we all pretend that the media is the problem here. The problem is the electorate, the problem is the people of this nation.

The media simply gives the people what they want. They don’t want Benghazi, it makes them feel bad. They don’t want to hear anything bad about Obama. They certainly don’t want to hear or think too much about actual abortions.

Stop blaming the media as if they are some incredible mythical force. We have more alternative media than ever and the Dems are running the nation more completely than ever. The MSM has worse ratings than ever and yet we have a country that invites more dem control.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:18 AM

And why do we have such a dumb, uninformed electorate? Because of the corrupt enablers in the media who allow this kind of savagery to go unreported. They are not a mythical force. They’re a very real threat to the survival of this nation.

If the media didn’t essentially create the public persona of Obama that was sold to a gullible public back in 2008, he never even sniffs the Democrat nomination much less the Presidency. If they don’t cover for his destruction of the US economy, the disastrous “unintended consequences” of Obamacare that we peon masses easily figured out were coming, and the mishandling and subsequent coverup of Benghazi and Operation Fast & Furious, he loses to Romney in a landslide.

We can’t just wait for low information voters to get a clue. There are always going to be ignorant people out there. But we have to at least try to ensure that whatever small bits of so-called news gets filtered down to them has some basis in reality.

Doughboy on April 10, 2013 at 11:28 AM

“I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the jury. “What I was told to do was snip their neck… I never knew it was murder.”

Classic “Adolf Eichmann” Banality of Evil

“a phrase used by Hannah Arendt in the title of her 1963 work Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil. Her thesis is that the great evils in history generally, and the Holocaust in particular, were not executed by fanatics or sociopaths, but by ordinary people who accepted the premises of their state and therefore participated with the view that their actions were normal.

LordMaximus on April 10, 2013 at 11:29 AM

Were most of the victims African-American? If they were, that might explain another ugly reason for the media blackout.

There might be an insidious Margaret Sanger/eugenics undertone to this whole thing that the pro-abortion people might not want to talk about. I’m reminded of the 60% abortion rate for African-Americans in NY…

visions on April 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM

So they are telling me scissors have caused more deaths than “assault” weapons??

right2bright on April 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM

I stand by my statement that mere words can not properly describe the monsters these people are. This type of evil goes beyond any linguistic definition.

HotAirian on April 10, 2013 at 11:06 AM

How about this one: the majority of your fellow countrymen.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Nope. Not even close and how in the heck is “the majority of your fellow countrymen” a description of this evil?

Try again

HotAirian on April 10, 2013 at 11:31 AM

“I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the jury. “What I was told to do was snip their neck… I never knew it was murder.”

So she’s both dumb and thoroughly desensitized to the “work” they were doing. Terrific. Again, this is where the dehumanization campaign of the Left inevitably leads. Murder? Nah, they’re just fetuses, or something.

There are a lot of reasons why Obama shouldn’t have been elected, but the fact he supported this evil in IL is at the very top for me. It’d be nice if some reporter accidentally decides to practice journalism and asks the man about this case. At least Gosnell decided to snip their necks…Obama voted to simply let die in linen closets. That’s the “choice” the Left is always crowing about.

Disgusting.

changer1701 on April 10, 2013 at 11:32 AM

There might be an insidious Margaret Sanger/eugenics undertone to this whole thing that the pro-abortion people might not want to talk about. I’m reminded of the 60% abortion rate for African-Americans in NY…

visions on April 10, 2013 at 11:30 AM

The “OK” bigot statement:

“They have too many children, why bring more children into a world like that?”

Or

“We don’t need more children in poverty”

right2bright on April 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

They raise the nightmare prospect of a child whose biological mother has never been born.

workingclass artist on April 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Just one, final, indignity visited upon the innocents judged ‘unworthy of life’.

There is a special place in Hell for ‘people’ like these.

Solaratov on April 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Ed and Allah: Please keep telling this story and holding the MSMs faces in it. Keep it up, it is the right thing to do. The Democrats stand upon a molehill of victims of gun-related crimes and shout “For the children!” and stand upon a mountain of infants built by murderers such as Gosnell and shout “For the mother!”. The hypocrisy emerging from the proponents of abortion, the opponents of gun rights, and MSM in general is appalling.

Keep it up.

ted c on April 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM

“Left-wing media bias is a myth!” -Average Lefty, 2013

visions on April 10, 2013 at 11:27 AM

Media bias is the media slanting their coverage and editing stories to make one party appear more sympathetic. This goes way, way, way beyond “bias.” This is basically censorship that we would expect from a state-run media.

Doomberg on April 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

BS. Do you think the people want to hear about Trayvon Martin? Or homosexual marriage? Or how that desk jockey Valerie Plame was “outed?”

Did you miss that fat ass Candy Crowley cheer-leading for Obama in front of 65 million people.

The destruction of the Liberal Media is an imperative.

sentinelrules on April 10, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Yes, the people loved the Trayvon Martin case, it fed their white guilt or overt hatred of white people. It confirmed their position that blacks are horribly oppressed, etc.. The people love that stuff, here was a poor kid just buying some skittles and he was gunned down for the crime of being black. It’s perfect for our stupid nation.

The same holds true for the rest of the issues you brought up. The nation was cheering when Candy Crowley came to Our President’s defense.

It’s time to realize that the media bias is not nearly as much of a problem as the electorate’s bias.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Producers reasoning for not covering it, is black guilt. They feel they’re admonishing black society for allowing this to go on, which leads to “feelings” of guilt and shame, and white people get a sense of schadenfreude or moral superiority out of it.

I wish I was making this up. But this is the rationale.

budfox on April 10, 2013 at 11:16 AM

But by not confronting such bad behavior, they allow it to continue and grow. Thus, the desire not to reinforce stereotypes of bad behavior by blacks in fact reinforces … bad behavior by blacks. And you’re a “raaaaacist” to insist that blacks be held to the same standards as whites. I remember when “Them darkies cain’t help they’selves. They just cain’t act like decent white folk.” was racist. Now it’s all turned umop apisdn.

The Monster on April 10, 2013 at 11:35 AM

There are between 40-50 murders every single day in the country. Very few if any make it to national news maybe momentarily.

Just because reporting on a particular case is a fetish for some doesn’t make it any more or less newsworthy.

lester on April 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Just one, final, indignity visited upon the innocents judged ‘unworthy of life’.

There is a special place in Hell for ‘people’ like these.

Solaratov on April 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Too bad society hasn’t decided that people such as Gosnell should be helped with their travel arrangements getting there.

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

There’s more of this to come. Obamacare’s death panels place little “community value” on the life of a baby or small child. If your little one has a condition that is very expensive to treat, you’ll be told to just throw it away and breed another one. Of course your political leanings and contributions will also be considered.

This is based on the writings of the ghoulish Ezekiel Emmanuel, the architect of the Obamacare death panels.

slickwillie2001 on April 10, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Now, had Rice been accused of killing a woman and eight babies, he’d be enjoying the same anonymity as Kermit Gosnell– provided the killings were carried out in an abortion clinic. Gosnell is the West Philadelphia abortionist who ran an unimaginable charnel house of a “clinic,” for 30 years.

strong work on the hypocrisy of the MSM and their embargo.

ted c on April 10, 2013 at 11:44 AM

There are between 40-50 murders every single day in the country. Very few if any make it to national news maybe momentarily.

Just because reporting on a particular case is a fetish for some doesn’t make it any more or less newsworthy.

lester on April 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Therefore there is nothing newsworthy about this trial.

itsspideyman on April 10, 2013 at 11:45 AM

We as a people are going to pay for this in a Biblical, Old Testament, Divine Wrath kind of way. Even ancient worshipers making child sacrifices to Moloch and Baal did what they did because they thought they were appeasing the gods. So what’s our excuse? Convenience. Expediency. A willfully blind refusal to recognize the distinct individual identities of the mother and the (very human) child in her womb. Semantic degradation of the word ‘choice’. Peter Singer’s murderous definition of ‘personhood’.

If the American Civil War was our punishment for the national sin of slavery, imagine what’s coming our way for this. It makes me heartsick.

troyriser_gopftw on April 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

I think I need to throw up now.

The Monster on April 10, 2013 at 10:53 AM

I am with you, I can’t watch it, can’t.. not when Garret,. our third child was stillborn, and I held his tiny lifeless body in my arms. They put him in a swaddling blanket, and when my wife was ready, brought him in in a bassinet with a flower beside him, and closed the door so we could say goodbye. I cannot put that image out of my mind, and don’t wish to, to forget him, is to disgrace his memory..

You maybe can see why, to me, abortion is the most heinous of crimes.. the worst kind of evil.

You can’t be human, like that freak bastard, and his nurses and sever the spinal cord of an infant crying for life. As God is my witness, put in the same room with that.. beast,.. I could not control the urge to…

I shouldn’t speak the rest.. but let’s just say, Uncle Sam taught me how to do some very ugly things to defend this country, and 30 plus years on, I remember all of them.

so best I never meet that ghoul.

and I really can’t watch that film..

mark81150 on April 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Just because reporting on a particular case is a fetish for some doesn’t make it any more or less newsworthy.

lester on April 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Yeah, if only Gosnell had used an AR15 rather than scissors to kill those infants, then the sad sordid tale might become “newsworthy”.

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 11:48 AM

The media isn’t going to cover this because it goes against their love of all things abortion… You know Women’s “rights” and all. Can’t show what abortion really is…. murder…

sandee on April 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM

They raise the nightmare prospect of a child whose biological mother has never been born.

workingclass artist on April 10, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Just one, final, indignity visited upon the innocents judged ‘unworthy of life’.

There is a special place in Hell for ‘people’ like these.

Solaratov on April 10, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Eugenics Policies sanctioned by the state is EVIL…and are gaining new appreciation in philosophical,medical and political journals of the progressive academic elites.

“Early eugenicists embraced contraception. In 1921 Margaret Sanger argued birth control was “not merely of eugenic value, but is practically identical in ideal, with the final aims of Eugenics.” Two such aims were “racial regeneration” and “to improve the quality of the generations of the future.” She said the “unbalance between the birth rate of the ‘unfit’ and the ‘fit’” was “the greatest present menace to civilization.” She thought “Birth Control propaganda is thus the entering wedge for the Eugenic educator.” If undesirables didn’t voluntarily stop making babies, steps would be taken. “Possibly drastic and Spartan methods may be forced upon society if it continues complacently to encourage the chance and chaotic breeding that has resulted from our stupidly cruel sentimentalism.”

“…New-eugenicists know that, despite their best and most earnest efforts, a few unauthorized babies will slip past the goalie. Sensitivity training can’t cure them all. Academic philosophers Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva say kill ‘em while they’re still infants, before they have a chance to use their forbidden genes. The pair call their procedure “after-birth abortion.” The subtitle of their 2012 JME paper is “Why should the baby live?” Their argument? The “moral status of an infant is equivalent to that of a fetus in the sense that both lack those properties that justify the attribution of a right to life to an individual.”

http://www.crisismagazine.com/2013/the-return-of-eugenics?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CrisisMagazine+%28Crisis+Magazine%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

workingclass artist on April 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM

And why do we have such a dumb, uninformed electorate? Because of the corrupt enablers in the media who allow this kind of savagery to go unreported. They are not a mythical force. They’re a very real threat to the survival of this nation.

If the media didn’t essentially create the public persona of Obama that was sold to a gullible public back in 2008, he never even sniffs the Democrat nomination much less the Presidency. If they don’t cover for his destruction of the US economy, the disastrous “unintended consequences” of Obamacare that we peon masses easily figured out were coming, and the mishandling and subsequent coverup of Benghazi and Operation Fast & Furious, he loses to Romney in a landslide.

We can’t just wait for low information voters to get a clue. There are always going to be ignorant people out there. But we have to at least try to ensure that whatever small bits of so-called news gets filtered down to them has some basis in reality.

Doughboy on April 10, 2013 at 11:28 AM

The MSM used to be much more powerful than they are now. Or do you believe that every year that their ratings drop they somehow increase their influence? Every year we have more alternative and even conservative media, somehow there isn’t an increase in meaningful conservative reform… We can’t even win elections anymore and you think the desperate “big media” is pulling the levers now… Despite their lower ratings every year… Despite the huge increase in alternative media…

We’ll still be blaming the big bad MSM long after their business model goes completely bankrupt. And the Dems will still be in control because they reflect the thinking of the electorate.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Ed and Allah: Please keep telling this story and holding the MSMs faces in it. Keep it up, it is the right thing to do. The Democrats stand upon a molehill of victims of gun-related crimes and shout “For the children!” and stand upon a mountain of infants built by murderers such as Gosnell and shout “For the mother!”. The hypocrisy emerging from the proponents of abortion, the opponents of gun rights, and MSM in general is appalling.

Keep it up.

ted c on April 10, 2013 at 11:34 AM

I agree 100%, if this story fails to incite a moral outrage over infanticide nothing will.

fourdeucer on April 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM

so lester: if 50-60 murders a day happen and aren’t reported, and that is why Gosnell is not news…. then the next time we hear about Newton you will be calling for a blackout on the news too, right? That’s only 20 murders– far less than this guy.

You know, to be intellectually sound and all. Or do you not have any interest in being intellectually sound?

Vanceone on April 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM

You can’t be human, like that freak bastard, and his nurses and sever the spinal cord of an infant crying for life.

mark81150 on April 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Actually, it’s quite human. Infanticide was a rather popular activity in pre-Christian societies. The only reason infanticide is thought to be “wrong” is because Christianity says killing babies is wrong. It’s not some universal human idea… Far from it.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM

The MSM used to be much more powerful than they are now. Or do you believe that every year that their ratings drop they somehow increase their influence?

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM

I think the bigger problem is the schools and colleges.

I find the rest of your argument disturbing and hadn’t considered it from that angle before. The MSM’s ratings have been falling for years. Conservative/alternative media has also been spreading since then, and while it’s still relatively minor it’s certainly bigger than it was say, a decade ago.

So why aren’t conservatives winning more elections?

Doomberg on April 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM

There are between 40-50 murders every single day in the country. Very few if any make it to national news maybe momentarily.

Just because reporting on a particular case is a fetish for some doesn’t make it any more or less newsworthy.

lester on April 10, 2013 at 11:41 AM

Well, well. The trolls finally roll out on this.

So, lester the molester, you are actually going to condone and defend gosnell’s clinic and the associated murders of living – born alive – babies as “business as usual”? Not ‘newsworthy’. Just too banal in the overall scheme of things to bother reporting.

You’re a piece of offal, lester.

No. You’re lower than that…you’re lower than a piece of shit in a ten-foot hole in the deepest part of the ocean.

You and yours are disgusting creatures, lester. And may all of you burn in hell for what you do for the sake of ‘convenience’.

Solaratov on April 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Yeah, if only Gosnell had used an AR15 rather than scissors to kill those infants, then the sad sordid tale might become “newsworthy”.

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 11:48 AM

“Assault Scissor Ban” legislation should be proposed. That would get this story into the LSM. I wish one of our legislators had the balls to do it.

VegasRick on April 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM

The only reason infanticide is thought to be “wrong” is because Christianity says killing babies is wrong.

The only reason?

O_o

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 11:57 AM

You know, to be intellectually sound and all. Or do you not have any interest in being intellectually sound?

Vanceone on April 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Lester’s a leftist. As such, he has no interest in intellectual soundness – or honesty – whatsoever.

Solaratov on April 10, 2013 at 11:58 AM

I agree 100%, if this story fails to incite a moral outrage over infanticide nothing will.

fourdeucer on April 10, 2013 at 11:53 AM

Nothing will. The only people outraged about this story are people that are already outraged about infanticide, i.e. pro-lifers. Most people are honestly ok with it. I know it’s hard to believe, but most people throughout history have been okay with it too. Our nation is descending back into pre-Christian norms as we become more “post-Christian”.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:59 AM

The MSM used to be much more powerful than they are now. Or do you believe that every year that their ratings drop they somehow increase their influence? Every year we have more alternative and even conservative media, somehow there isn’t an increase in meaningful conservative reform.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:49 AM

There are two reasons we’re not winning elections. First, is that the mainstream media is not as neutered as we’d all like to believe. Are they losing money, circulation, and ratings? Yes. But that doesn’t mean they can’t still shape public opinion with their coverage(and more importantly non-coverage) of certain issues. If you don’t believe, see Benghazi and Fast & Furious. If either had happened under Bush, he would’ve been impeached and removed from office.

Secondly, we have frankly a really bad crop of Republicans leading the party. There are rising stars like Rand Paul and Ted Cruz, but the leaders we’re unfortunately stuck with in the fight against the radical leftists in the Democrat/media complex are either unwilling or incapable of articulating conservatism. Imagine an army of Newt Gingrich types taking on Pelosi and Reid instead of crybaby Boehner and wimpy Cantor.

Doughboy on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

VegasRick on April 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Well yeah. Imagine the leftist conundrum if it turned out that Gosnell shot each baby in the back of the head with an AR the moment the baby was pulled from the womb. No seriously, imagine the panic in newsrooms right now on how to deal with such a story.

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I can’t read any of this any more. I’m not a sensitive person (obviously), but these tales and details hit like a brick. I wanted my children. My son’s wife just had her seventh miscarriage; they and all my family wanted every one of those babies.

Maybe these abortion workers have a stronger stomach than I do. Or maybe a heart far colder than mine could ever be.

Liam on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

“I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the jury. “What I was told to do was snip their neck… I never knew it was murder.”

Sure you did. You have to be a murderer, at heart, just to get in the biz.

You’re a murderer, and always have been.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

The only reason?

O_o

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 11:57 AM

You have another reason? Where do you think the idea that “killing babies is wrong” came from?

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

You can’t be human, like that freak bastard, and his nurses and sever the spinal cord of an infant crying for life.

mark81150 on April 10, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Actually, it’s quite human. Infanticide was a rather popular activity in pre-Christian societies. The only reason infanticide is thought to be “wrong” is because Christianity says killing babies is wrong. It’s not some universal human idea… Far from it.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Pagan Cultures have one thing in common.

Human life is Utilitarian in it’s judged value to the tribe or state.

We are currently living in another Pagan dominant cycle.

There is nothing new under the sun.

workingclass artist on April 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Actually, it’s quite human. Infanticide was a rather popular activity in pre-Christian societies. The only reason infanticide is thought to be “wrong” is because Christianity says killing babies is wrong. It’s not some universal human idea… Far from it.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 11:54 AM

Sure buddy.

60 years ago they were marching the children of Israel into gas chambers.

300-400 years before that, they were subject to confiscation of property and burning at the stake.

Yeah, not some universal human idea….

itsspideyman on April 10, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Maybe these abortion workers have a stronger stomach than I do. Or maybe a heart far colder than mine could ever be.

Liam on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

They’re murderers.

You aren’t a murderer.

There’s the difference.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Classic “Adolf Eichmann” Banality of Evil

LordMaximus on April 10, 2013 at 11:29 AM

I recently read A Small Town Near Auschwitz by Mary Fulbrook.

(pieced together from the blurb)

[the book] focuses on the local administrator,Udo Klausa, who was responsible for implementing Nazi policies towards the Jews in a Polish town about 25 miles from the death camp. Yet he later claimed, like so many other Germans after the war, that he had ‘known nothing about it’; and that he had personally tried to save a Jew before he himself managed to leave for military service.
He subsequently ended up high in the West German government and was never convicted though tried for his war activities.

Beyond that there is the larger story of how countless local functionaries across the Third Reich facilitated the murderous plans of a relatively small number among the Nazi elite – and of how those plans could never have been realized, on the same scale, without the diligent cooperation of these generally very ordinary administrators. As Fulbrook shows, men like Klausa ‘knew’ and yet mostly suppressed this knowledge, performing their day jobs without apparent recognition of their own role in the system, or any sense of personal wrongdoing or remorse – either before or after 1945.

I would suggest that when it comes to stories like this one, monsters like Kermit Gosnell benefit from ordinary people doing nothing, saying nothing, and claiming to have seen nothing amiss.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Were most of the victims African-American? If they were, that might explain another ugly reason for the media blackout.

It’s like the multiple murders of blacks every weekend in Chicago and other urban cities. But I have a different twist on it. I don’t think the media suppresses these stories simply because the victims are black. In fact, I think they would love to jump at the chance, led by Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, but for one small problem, the perpetrators are black.

Of course, abortion is problematic for them, but if Gosnell was white the media could take the raaaaacism angle. Same with the gang problem. If white gangs were taking out black gang members, we’d see widespread coverage. So I think black victims are only half of the reason the media goes blind. The color of the perpetrator is equally important. (Can you say Trayvon Martin? Bet George Zimmerman has some thoughts about this subject.)

Without any such angle, how does the media blame conservatives, or whites, or the GOP?

Mayday on April 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Well yeah. Imagine the leftist conundrum if it turned out that Gosnell shot each baby in the back of the head with an AR the moment the baby was pulled from the womb. No seriously, imagine the panic in newsrooms right now on how to deal with such a story.

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

I envision heads exploding.

VegasRick on April 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM

There are no words for monsters such as these or the people who condone and support them.

HotAirian on April 10, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Oh there are plenty of words: The President, the Congress, the Court…. the Nation. The electorate.

Or does that make you uncomfortable? Yes, let’s all pretend that this “horrible murderer” is “totally different” from other “family planning clinicians”. Because that’s easier.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

http://blogs.cbn.com/thebrodyfile/archive/2013/04/10/exclusive-rand-paul-says-america-needs-a-spiritual-cleansing.aspx

davidk on April 10, 2013 at 12:07 PM

So why aren’t conservatives winning more elections?

Doomberg on April 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM

Because the electorate agrees with the Dems. And more of the electorate votes than ever.

But, no, let’s just keep blaming the “influence” of the declining media establishment. It doesn’t make any logical sense, but it sure makes it easier to blame some cabal of all-powerful boogeymen instead of your friends, neighbors and fellow countrymen.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

And if we don’t clean it up, God will.

davidk on April 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Murder most foul, as in the best it is, but this most foul, strange and unnatural.

Shakespeare on Gosnell.

morganfrost on April 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

You have another reason? Where do you think the idea that “killing babies is wrong” came from?

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Because they’re defenseless human beings, innocent of any crime, who are slaughtered at their most vulnerable stage? I don’t need a religion to teach me that.

Bishop on April 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Just one more proof that when liberals say “it’s about the children” it’s not about the children. Just like when they say “it’s about the [soldiers/vets/earth].”

It’s about the power. It’s always about the power.

29Victor on April 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Kinda reminds me of a book I read – Am I A Murderer?

About a Jew who helped round up other Jews – until his family was rounded up – and he committed suicide.

OhEssYouCowboys on April 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM

At least Pravda was pretty open about their collusion with the state.

crrr6 on April 10, 2013 at 12:09 PM

I would suggest that when it comes to stories like this one, monsters like Kermit Gosnell benefit from ordinary people doing nothing, saying nothing, and claiming to have seen nothing amiss.

Happy Nomad on April 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM

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But, no, let’s just keep blaming the “influence” of the declining media establishment. It doesn’t make any logical sense, but it sure makes it easier to blame some cabal of all-powerful boogeymen instead of your friends, neighbors and fellow countrymen.

happytobehere on April 10, 2013 at 12:08 PM

As Pogo said, “We have met the enemy, and he is us.”

davidk on April 10, 2013 at 12:11 PM

Liberals are always claiming that abortion is safe and rare. it is neither.

fight like a girl on April 10, 2013 at 12:14 PM

Josef Mengele likes

Shy Guy on April 10, 2013 at 12:16 PM

“I only do what I’m told to do,” she told the jury.

Why does that line sound so familiar, for some reason? I keep thinking of this place in Europe…Was it Nuremburg around 1946 or so…?

Liam on April 10, 2013 at 12:18 PM

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