CBS Ends Blackout on Gosnell Trial, Spotlights How 'Firestorm' Went 'Viral'; ABC, NBC Still Out to Lunch
CBS finally ended their on-air coverage blackout of the Kermit Gosnell's murder trial on Monday's CBS This Morning, airing two segments on the story a month after opening arguments began. Jan Crawford acknowledged that the Gosnell case "has received little national news coverage". Meanwhile, ABC and NBC's morning and evening newscasts continued to ignore the ongoing legal proceedings against the abortionist.
Crawford pointed out how conservatives "accused the media of ignoring the story because what it called a bias in favor of abortion rights", and how those "charges went viral on Twitter". She even played a sound bite from a former attorney for the murder suspect who questioned the national news media's lack of coverage of the trial: "A case involving a medical doctor charged with eight counts of murder would seem to me that just that fact pattern would make national....
Hot Rod Nate wrote: What I can't understand is why he's only being charged with 8 counts of murder. Shouldn't it be higher?
These will be the "strongest" 8 charges. Sadly, there is probably insufficient evidence to convict him of these 8 offences in a court of law. Adding cases with weaker evidence would give more opportunity for the defence team to destroy the legal credibility of the honest witnesses.
Angela Wittman wrote: Yes. America has much bloodguilt to repent of.
But will repentance start here? Or does this sin have even more measure to be worked out before the full wrath of God is displayed?