Friday, April 12, 2013

Media Ignore Gosnell Abortion Trial

Gary L. Bauer
American Values 

A number of our loyal readers recently emailed to tell me that they had never heard of Dr. Gosnell until they read about him in this daily report. The media have conspired to spike the story and the effort is a glaring example of the media's anti-life bias.

Here's proof. As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words, and the picture shows three rows of reserved seating inside the courtroom for interested journalists -- completely empty.

One blogger attempted to hold members of the press accountable for their dereliction of duty and the responses she got back were unbelievable. She asked Sarah Kliff of the Washington Post, who wrote dozens of stories about Todd Akin and Sandra Fluke, why she has not reported on Gosnell. Kliff responded, "I cover policy for the Washington Post, not local crime."

So "local crime" stories (like the Newtown shootings) never have implications for public policy, right? It was the same with other news outlets. For example:

"Politico's search engine pops out 165 results on Trayvon Martin (local crime story in Florida), 94 stories on Komen, 233 on Sandra Fluke and 866 on Todd Akin. Guess how many stories Politico has published on Gosnell. Did you guess zero? You win!"