Sunday, 14 April 2013
More Thoughts On Gosnell...
The case of Dr. Kermit Gosnell is truly horrific. The silence of the mainstream media is disgraceful. However, the attempt at a media blackout has been thwarted because the mainstream media is no longer able to decide what constitutes news.
People react strongly if they feel something is being covered up. There were a lot of calls for the mainstream media to report on the trial and what the charges are. Twitter reached around 23,000 tweets per hour on Friday on the Gosnell case, and that can't have gone unnoticed. So the continuing silence is rather spectacular.
I would just like to reassure my readers that none of the links in this post have any distressing images (unlike the ones I warned about in yesterday's post.)
Several blogs have reported the case in full. Ben Trovato, Mark Lambert and Joe Shaw were able to get the message out from the UK, and bloggers at The Telegraph have now picked up on this, with Damian Thompson and Tim Stanley both writing excellent pieces. It is still not front page news, and this is something I find pretty amazing, even though I know it is something the overwhelmingly pro-choice mainstream media would like to ignore.
Google now has several entries for Kermit Gosnell (it didn't have on Friday!) and the Wikipedia page on Dr. Gosnell has changed from "is under consideration for deletetion" to "was under consideration" so I suppose that is some sort of progress.
Yesterday, I felt sure that the mainstream media would have to bow to public pressure and report on the case of Kermit Gosnell killing babies after they had survived abortion. After all, despite its awful record on human rights and its draconian one-child policy involving forced partial-birth abortions, even the Chinese government allows a child to live once it has been born.
However, Ben Trovato (the Countercultural Father) has given the media silence some considerable thought, and concluded that the media is marshalling its arguments so as to place a pro-abortion spin upon them. His post is really outstanding in its analysis, and I think that we need to heed his warning and prepare for the onslaught.