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Dr. Kermit Gosnell

Dr. Kermit Gosnell

Captain Obvious Award Winner:

Gosnell case: HuffPost host says left ‘made a decision’ to not cover trial

Since late last week, a consensus has emerged: The national media has in large part ignored the trial of 72-year-old abortion provider Kermit Gosnell. Much less agreement, however, hovers over the question of why. Cameras aren’t allowed in the Gosnell courtroom, goes one theory. The details of the proceedings are too grisly for family-oriented media outlets, goes another prominent theory. Lefty media bias, goes yet another.

In a HuffPost Live segment today on the issue, host Marc Lamont Hill made clear where his theoretical thinking lay:

“For what it’s worth, I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision not to cover this trial because we worry that it’ll compromise abortion rights. Whether you agree with abortion or not, I do think there’s a direct connection between the media’s failure to cover this and our own political commitments on the left. I think it’s a bad idea, I think it’s dangerous, but I think that’s the way it is.”

Strong words from a host on a left-leaning outlet.

Now that the media has been shamed into covering the trial they are trying hard to spin it in their favor. “The conservative media didn’t cover it either!” goes one irrelevant argument. “Some feminist bloggers covered it!” goes another weak defense.

But the one that takes the cake is the argument that the pro-life movement is to blame for Gosnell’s atrocities.

I wonder how relieved the media is now that the Boston Marathon bombings gave them a chance to change the subject? (And another chance to bash the right.)

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37 Responses to No Shit, Sherlock?

  1. myiq2xu says:

    Yes, I realize I have a very jaded and cynical view of the media and the Vile Progs. But that model accounts for their behavior.

    I really wish they would prove me wrong.

    • myiq2xu says:

      Professor Arrested for Profane Rant at Pro-Life Students

      A University of Buffalo professor was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she launched into a profanity-laced tirade directed towards a group of pro-life students.

      “Where does it say I can’t use the f**k word in public,” Professor Laura Curry screamed at students. “I can swear because that’s part of my vocabulary. That’s part of my First Amendment rights.”

      Curry, an adjunct instructor of media study, was lashing out at the University’s Students for Life organization. The group had erected a pro-life display featuring images that offended Curry.

      “I can swear in public because that is profane,” she said referring to the display. “That image is swearing to me. That is profane to me.”

      I’m guessing the charges will be dismissed and if not they should be. But the professor needs to work on her tolerance for opposing views.

      • SHV says:

        “A University of Buffalo professor….”
        Calling an adjunct instructor of media study a “Professor” is an extreme case of job title inflation; only exceeded by calling the fraud-in-chief a “Constitutional Law Professor”.

      • elliesmom says:

        Sorry she was offended. Sometimes the truth just comes up and hits you in the face. Be for abortion rights, but don’t expect the opposition to help you sugarcoat what really happens. Own it. If you really think it’s no big deal to terminate a pregnancy, then a few grisly pictures shouldn’t get your panties in a wad.

      • fembotsforobama says:

        A professor attacking a bunch of students because she doesn’t agree with their viewpoint is profane. Actually, there are policies on campuses that discourage that type of behavior since it leads to a hostile environment. Will be interesting to see what the campus says in its press release.

  2. myiq2xu says:
  3. mcnorman says:

    Will that weasel Lamont own the fact that this guy was maiming women of color? Or are they expendable in this instance? The conditions under which this clown practiced are a nightmare. He reused dirty instruments and infected women with STDs. Doesn’t this bother the formidable Hill?

  4. Mary says:

    OT: Our little friend at Confluence is ranting and raving about “rightwing whip-kissing cowards” again.
    Says NPR reported investigators think it’s an anti-tax rightwinger who done the deed in Boston, so our little friend is convinced it is.

    Has she completely lost what little of her rational mind was left?

    Oh wait….don’t answer that….

  5. gxm17 says:

    I’ve known about this case for over a year. And that’s not because it wasn’t covered.

    From one of many 2011 articles:

    “I am aware that abortion is a hot-button topic,” said District Attorney Seth Williams. “But as district attorney, my job is to carry out the law. A doctor who knowingly and systematically mistreats female patients, to the point that one of them dies in his so-called care, commits murder under the law. A doctor who cuts into the necks severing the spinal cords of living, breathing babies, who would survive with proper medical attention, is committing murder under the law.”

  6. leslie says:

    Fox has photos of one of the pressure bombs on their news program. The photos are from the crime scene.

  7. WTF? Cheese and Rice!

    Breaking: Envelope tests positive for ricin at Washington mail facility
    Posted by
    CNN’s Mike Brooks and Dana Bash
    Washington (CNN) – An envelope that tested positive for the deadly poison ricin was intercepted Tuesday afternoon at the U.S. Capitol’s off-site mail facility in Washington, congressional and law enforcement sources tell CNN.

  8. westcoaster says:

    OT: I love the sound of Democrats waking up and smelling the coffee. The word of the day is “betrayal” (regarding Social Security and truth/justice):

  9. elliesmom says:

    A young man showed up at my door today carrying a Bible and asked me if I needed someone to pray with after yesterday. I was stunned, but then I realized he probably needed someone to pray with. So Ellie and I joined him on the porch for a prayer. This is affecting a lot of people in ways I never would have imagined. (Yes, I know he picked the wrong person to ask for prayers, but I know a few, and he was so upset. And Ellie liked him so I figured it was OK. Don’t tell Elliesdad. He’ll want to laugh, and then he’ll feel bad because he did.)

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