From Elite Panic and Kermit Gosnell by Ace of Spades:
People who do evil generally don’t imagine they’re doing evil. In fact, some of the worst evils are perpetrated by those who’ve convinced themselves they’re doing good. One’s conscience tends to restrain one from evil; but if one can trick one’s conscience into thinking one’s doing good by doing evil, well. Then you’ve really got something.
I imagine the media believes it’s “doing good” by being so cautious about What Truths the Public Is Capable of Hearing. After all, if this Gosnell trial were publicized, people would Get Angry, and come to All the Wrong Conclusions, and put the allies of those in the media (such as NARAL and Planned Parenthood) on the defensive.
Hell, these maniacs might even get in into their skulls to hurt people!
Well, we can’t have that. We can’t let the Wrong Kind of Information — true information, but the sort of information the non-enlightened may be confused about — passing into the Wrong Kinds of Brains.
Thus, this embargo on the Gosnell story is not just partisan bias, fronting for the Democrats by refusing to mention anything that might be used as a wedge issue against them.
No, this embargo is done for the Public Good, even if the public is too stupid to understand that. If the public heard about these things… Well, that’s not gonna happen. Not on our watch.
It’s been occurring to me lately that much media behavior is explainable by this prism. They don’t want to report certain facts, not because the facts aren’t true (they’re facts by definition), but because they’re Concerned About The Capacity of Non-Journalists to Successfully Interpret These Facts.
And they justify this to themselves by conceiving themselves as Angels guarding the outer doors of Hell itself, with millions of slavering monsters just beyond the gate.
By deliberately misleading the public, you see, they’re protecting the world.
If you have been following the story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell you should be horrified and outraged. He is an abortion doctor that is on trial for murdering aborted babies that were born alive. Witnesses have testified to watching him use scissors to snip the spinal cords of live infants.
A woman who worked at a Philadelphia abortion clinic has testified how she was told snipping babies’ spines after they were born was ‘standard procedure’ to bring about ‘fetal demise’.
Lynda Williams, 44, said her former boss Dr. Kermit Gosnell taught her how to turn a baby over and cut its neck with a pair of scissors – but she only did it once because it gave her ‘the creeps’.
As she testified in the murder trial against Gosnell, she added that patients were often given pain medication that did not work during procedures, and that he would slap their legs if they squirmed.
Gosnell, 72, is charged with murdering seven babies at Philadelphia Women’s Medical Society and with the death of a woman, who suffered cardiac arrest after she was given too much anesthesia.
He performed illegal, late-term abortions and when the babies were born alive, he would sever their spinal cords to kill them, prosecutors have claimed over the four-week trial.
If you have never heard of Dr. Kermit Gosnell that is no surprise. The U.S. media has essentially embargoed the story. That should horrify and outrage you even more.