Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Little Bodies And The Conscience Of A Nation

“The deafening silence of too much of the media, once a force for justice in America, is a disgrace.”

Who wrote this?

It was part of an opinion piece at USA Today, written by Kirsten Powers.  Yes, that Kirsten Powers.
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.”
Then PhillyBurbs.com columnist J. D. Mullane tweeted a photo of the empty seats in Courtroom 304 for the media in the “house of horrors” trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

Suddenly, the “Gosnell Media Blackout” was broken and the ensuing uneasiness of publishing a story that brings shame and disgrace on the Fourth Estate and proponents of abortion rights began in earnest.

The baby butcher’s trial received no mentions on NBC, CBS, ABC, MSNBC and PBS programming until last week. Until Friday, CNN had aired only 76 words on the trial when host Jake Tapper mentioned it March 28. The Washington Post hadn’t reported a word on the trial until Friday.

On April 11th, the same day Mullane tweeted the photo of the empty media seats; Rep. Christopher Smith (R-NJ) “delivered a series of special-order speeches” on the floor of the House asking, “When will the media blackout stop? Will America ever be told about the brutality of abortion and the violence that is commonplace inside the abortion industry? Or will the media continue to censor this trial of the century, because it exposes an all too inconvenient truth that not only are unborn children destroyed in these killing centers, but that even babies who survive the abortion can’t escape the deadly hand of the child predator.”

The defiance of the liberal narrative about abortion is bound to explode.  They insist that the Gosnell story makes their case for guaranteeing decent medical care. The heinous acts of which he stands accused are depraved and the good doctor is their worst nightmare.

USA Today reports today that “President Obama is keeping abreast of the ongoing murder trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, but the White House is steering clear of delving too deeply into the case.”

"The president does not and cannot take a position on an ongoing trial, so I won't as well," said White House press secretary Jay Carney.

For babies utterly alone on a cold stainless steel table in some abortion mill, the president has already made his position known.  For those few frail breaths they take before having their spines snipped he said:
“I just want to be clear because I think this was the source of the objections of the Medical Society. As I understand it, this puts the burden on the attending physician who has determined, since they were performing this procedure, that, in fact, this is a nonviable fetus; that if that fetus, or child—however way you want to describe it—is now outside the mother's womb and the doctor continues to think that its nonviable but there's, let’s say, movement or some indication that, in fact, they're not just out limp and dead, they would then have to call a second physician to monitor and check off and make sure that this is not a live child that could be saved. Is that correct?” 

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