I did a Google search for these three words: abortionist blackout media. I got 54,000 hits. They were stories about the convicted murderer Kermit Gosnell, who has wisely decided not to appeal his case in exchange for a life sentence rather than the death penalty.
There is no question that the pro-abortion media dropped this story down the memory hole. The grisly details would have aroused anti-abortion sentiments.
Also, there was this: he is black. It gets worse: the guy became a multimillionaire by aborting the children of blacks. And worse, from the point of view of liberals, he did it in unsanitary conditions. The conditions were so filthy that they broke all regulatory standards. Yet Philadelphia’s medical authorities and the health care authorities did nothing for four decades.
Basically, this story screamed: “If you break the law, and you’re black, but you threaten only blacks, and you do it in your part of town, then we white folks don’t care too much.” In short, it’s 1922 in Mississippi in Philadelphia today. I call it a double blackout. See the results of my Google search here: http://tinyurl.com/DoubleBlackout.
Here are a few details from The Examiner.
The other victims of Gosnell and his employees were too numerous to count. Gosnell had worked as an abortionist since 1972. The grand jury report on Gosnell makes a conservative estimate that Gosnell did 25 abortions each night for three nights per week. That works out to an estimated 3,900 abortions per year or 148,200 abortions in the 38 years he practiced until his arrest in 2010. The take for Gosnell’s work was an estimated $1.8 million per year… most of it in cash. A search of Gosnell’s house turned up $240,000 in cash hidden in his daughter’s closet along with a gun.
Somehow, the liberal media resisted this headline: “Tax-Evading Gun Nut Hides $240,000 in Cash.”
Gosnell flagrantly disregarded the law. In Pennsylvania, abortions must be performed prior to 24 weeks, but the grand jury report notes that Gosnell had a reputation as a doctor who would perform abortions “at any stage without regard for legal limits.” Gosnell also disregarded Pennsylvania’s 24 hour waiting period law, often performing abortions on the same day as the initial consultation “as long as the patient paid in full, typically in cash.”
Did anyone care? Nah.
ABC News ran the story of his arrest, and then spiked it for 56 days until the jury convicted him of murder.
He got caught because the cops invaded his office because of an accusation that he was selling drugs. The invading force of cops then found what has accurately been described as a house of horrors.
He had been selling illegal drugs for years. Even this drug bust was delayed until the cops could no longer turn a blind eye.
The story could not be bottled up. The Web got it lots of coverage. The blackout was a flop. Once again, we find that the liberal media are playing defense. Their newspapers are going belly-up. Ratings on their network news shows are falling. Word gets out.