Michael W. Chapman
May 1, 2013
Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput, head of the archdiocese of Philadelphia, said that in addition to the ongoing trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell, an equally important story is the “failure” of the “most important national media” outlets to cover the case.
“The real story in the Gosnell trial is bigger than the ugly allegations against Gosnell himself,” said Abp. Chaput in his April 25 column. “It includes the failure – the allergic disinterest – of some of our most important national media.”
Gosnell has been on trial in Philadelphia since Mar. 18. He is charged with four counts of first-degree murder, for killing babies born alive during abortions by snipping their spinal cords with surgical scissors. He is also charged with the third-degree murder of a woman who died from an anesthesia overdose, as well as infanticide, conspiracy, abortion at 24 or more weeks, theft, corruption, and myriad related offenses.
While the local media in Philadelphia have covered the trial extensively, the national media have largely ignored it, prompting criticism from some news analysts and media watchdog groups.
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 5:04 am