Have you heard of Kermit Gosnell? If you only watch the nightly news on the networks, or even on cable, probably not. Gosnell is a physician who was arrested in January 2011 for murder, illegal abortions and more medical malpractice performed in his blood-smeared clinic of horrors in Philadelphia. His trial, which started last month, is gruesome, timely, relevant news.
But in the mainstream media, the amount of coverage his trial receives each night is measured in seconds—if any. cbs, abc, nbc, msnbc, cnn—they are all smothering this story. The ghastly details of his barbaric practice are now a matter of court record. But the press is trying to abort the story.