Friday, April 12, 2013

Kermit Gosnell Finally Being Outed by the MSM?

I'm not sure whether to trust this development or not. According to this link on Hot Air, the baby killer known as Kermit Gosnell, currently on trial for endangering women at his abortion clinic back east, has been called "the worst serial killer in history" by Nightline anchor Terry Moran. Does this mean that the formerly major networks of the near defunct Mainstream Media are finally giving in to public pressure and shedding light on the darkest corners of the West Philly abortion industry?

Don't count your chickens just yet.

The network has, according to that link above, no original content regarding Gosnell exists in the ABC  News archives. All of it is taken from the Associated Press, but there IS some content dating back to late January that amounts to little more than a pen and paper shield against late term abortionists and how they aren't all like the monster currently on trial. There's even a video. The spin on the video and in the article made me dizzy. So dizzy that I don't think I could read or watch either one again. This paragraph from the article pretty much sums up why:

We learned at his knee," said Robinson, speaking of Tiller. "Kindness, courtesy, justice, love and respect are the hallmarks of a good doctor-patient relationship. People tell me every single day, 'Dr. Robinson, you've given me my life back.' For these women it is life or death. Many women try to self-abort. The less available it is, the poor will have the hardest time."

The rest of the article is much the same. In tone, at least. The whole thing reads as a desperate defense of people like Gosnell, based on the idea that women who get late term abortions are "just as desperate" as those who get abortions at an earlier time in their pregnancy. The above quote, for me, was the money shot. This article goes to great lengths to paint these so-called "doctors" as victims just trying to do right by the women that ask them to perform this procedure. Nowhere in the article, except for a caveat somewhere towards the middle, is there any mention of the women who were injured or who died as a result of these botched procedures.

Question: How do you paint these women as victims, while not acknowledging the horrors (well documented horrors at that) that can result from botched abortion procedures?

Sorry if I drifted a bit off topic in that last paragraph, but if you stick with me, I do have a point to make.

My point is that the MSM may be cracking under the pressure, but I don't think so. At least not yet. The ABC News declarations that Gosnell may be the worst serial killer in the history of the nation are a start, but they're more likely the result of  network trying to save what little face it may or may not have among low info viewers whose only source of news is the dinosaur media. Still, even a small beginning is still a beginning, and I'll be watching the net for more developments and updates