USA: Media’s “allergic disinterest” in abortionist Gosnell’s murder trial

Who is Dr. Kermit Gosnell?  Over forty days ago, on March 18, 2013, abortionist Kermit Gosnell went on trial for the grisly murder of babies in abortion-infanticides.  But most people have not heard of him because the major news networks have permitted minor, or worse, zero coverage, discussion or mention of the case, not even a single utterance of Dr. Gosnell’s name.  

Media Research Center did a survey and this footage shows Americans have no idea about the abortion practitioner on trial:

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput has taken an aim at the nation’s primary national media for their “failure” and “allergic disinterest” in covering the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. “Some stories, no matter how unsettling, just can’t be ignored – even when some people are determined to look away,” said the archbishop.  Chaput noted that “most prestige national media have seemed remarkably eager to ignore the story until shamed into covering it.” 

537276_10151405915148717_1175120766_nArchbishop Chaput writes that the media lethargy in covering Gosnell is not surprising. “It’s part of the fabric of a culture that simply will not see what it doesn’t want to see about the realities of abortion,” he writes.  

He concludes: “The brutality in abortion is intimate, personal and permanent. It violates women, and it kills a developing human life every time – whether the venue is a ‘Women’s Medical Center’ style meat factory or a soothing suburban clinic.  What makes the Gosnell story unique is that it should distress anyone with its details, pro-choice or pro-life, regardless of religion or politics.”  

And turning back to the mainstream media he adds: “But of course, people need to know about an evil before they can do anything about it.”


%d bloggers like this: