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Kermit Gosnell convicted, media barely mentions


Kermit Gosnell, a late-term abortion doctor in Philadelphia, was convicted yesterday of three counts of first-degree murder for killing babies born alive, and one count of involuntary manslaughter in the death of one of his patients.

ABC News finally stopped censoring its coverage of the Gosnell trial after 56 days, and finally mentioned the story. Most of the rest of the media had been shamed into covering the story in April, after refusing to mention it for many months in an attempt to avoid giving the populace a negative impression of abortion.

That self-censorship is still in play, though. I mentioned yesterday’s Gosnell verdict to a co-worker, a woman who is quite intelligent and who is generally aware of current events in the news. She asked, “Gosnell who?” She had never heard of the case. I described it to her briefly. She was appalled.

I was appalled that she had never heard of it. That demonstrates how effective the media’s censorship effort had been. That’s why I write posts like these, so a few more people will have a chance to learn about events and issues that the media will not mention.

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