At Salon, Irin Carmon has written a piece entitled, "There is no Gosnell coverup" which is hilarious. I'm struggling to stop laughing. Here's her premise:
No, they aren't right about the Gosnell story. If you've never heard of the Gosnell story, it's not because of a coverup by the liberal mainstream media. It's probably because you failed to pay attention to the copious coverage among pro-choice and feminist journalists, as well as the big news organizations, when the news first broke in 2011. There would be something rich, if it weren't so infuriating, about these (almost uniformly male, as it happens) reporters and commentators scrambling to break open this shocking untold story. You know, the one that was written about here, here and here, to name some disparate sources.The "copious coverage" among "pro-choice and feminist journalists" Carmon links to includes one March 2013 post by PhillyNow on (a local blog), a long article from February 2011 by Philadelphia Weekly, an ignorant pro-abortion opinion piece from January 2011 in theGrio, and a pro-abortion piece in the RH RealityCheck blog from January of 2011.
Her "here, here, here" sources are a Katha Politt piece from 2011, a CBS News article from 2011 and an NPR story from ...... you guessed it....2011.
So the "copious coverage" Carmon could come up with from pro-choicers since the start of the Gosnell trial is one blog post from a local blog. Copious indeed!
If you weren't reading theGrio in 2011, it's your fault you haven't heard about Gosnell or his trial 2 year later!
"No search results" is what you get if you search RHRealityCheck for anything on "Gosnell" in the last 30 days.
Later on Carmon notes a single recent tweet by a pro-choicer and then another 2011 piece by a social worker.
Those pro-choicers are really crawling over each other to cover Gosnell's trial in 2013, huh?