Kermit Gosnell Media Blackout
It would be hard to imagine a more striking story than the trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. Yet the establishment press puts its devotion to leftist ideology even above cashing in on this lurid tale. Via Human Events:
A Delaware woman who worked for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell recalled hearing one child “screaming” after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure at Gosnell’s West Philadelphia clinic.
Sherry West, of Bear, said she was loyal to Gosnell — who is now facing multiple counts of murder for allegedly killing children after they were delivered alive at his clinic — but said the incident “really freaked me out.”
When Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore pressed the 53-year-old West for specifics about the incident, West struggled to answer, clearly uncomfortable with the memory.
“I can’t describe it. It sounded like a little alien,” West testified, telling a judge and Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas jury that the body of the child was about 18 to 24 inches long and was one of the largest babies she had seen delivered during abortion procedures at Gosnell’s clinic.
West said she saw the child, whose face and features were not yet completely formed, lying on a glass tray on a shelf and she told a co-worker to call Gosnell about it and fled the room.
It’s a horror movie, yet real. The public would certainly be interested. Yet the reserved media seating at the trial has been empty:
Could it be because liberals’ god, Barack Obama, is infamous for his fanatical advocacy of denying medical treatment to infants who survive attempted abortions as an Illinois state senator? Or is it because his close allies at lavishly federally Planned Parenthood are involved in a similar case:
A series of emergency calls made from the Planned Parenthood of Delaware this year are raising concerns about what’s happening behind the closed doors.
Two former nurses who both quit are speaking exclusively with Action News about what they saw inside.
Jayne Mitchell-Werbrich, former employee said, “It was just unsafe. I couldn’t tell you how ridiculously unsafe it was.”
Werbrich alleges conditions inside the facility were unsanitary. …
“Planned Parenthood needs to close its doors, it’s needs to be cleaned up, the staff needs to be trained, said Werbrich.”
In Delaware, abortion clinics are not subject to routine inspections. The state only steps in when they have a patient complaint. Planned Parenthood is essentially in charge of inspecting itself.
Good thing local media isn’t always on the same page as the big boys with a seat at Obama’s table, or the public might never know.
Kirsten Powers, a liberal who shows encouraging signs of converting to sanity, is justifiably outraged:
It’s not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell’s former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart.
NBC-10 Philadelphia reported that, Stephen Massof, a former Gosnell worker, “described how he snipped the spinal cords of babies, calling it, ‘literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body.” One former worker, Adrienne Moton, testified that Gosnell taught her his “snipping” technique to use on infants born alive.
The implications for the ultimate moonbat sacrament (abortion) and by extension its most aggressive champion (Obama) are clear:
Planned Parenthood recently claimed that the possibility of infants surviving late-term abortions was “highly unusual.” The Gosnell case suggests otherwise.
Thus the national media is blacking it out:
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.
It isn’t just that the liberal media refuses to accurately depict what is going on in the world, effectively lying by omission. What is truly unnerving is its motives for lying. The people who program our televisions and print our newspapers don’t want the horror exposed because they don’t want it to stop.
On tips from Curtis, StanInTexas, Lee G, Lyle, and Sam Adams. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.