Kirsten Powers, Michelle Malkin quiz the media: #WhoIsKermitGosnell, where's the coverage?

Regular Twitchy readers will recognize the name Kermit Gosnell. Horrific details of the Philadelphia abortionist’s murder trial have been passed around like a dirty secret for nearly a month, and yet the trial has escaped most mainstream media coverage. Do the national outlets really have no idea what’s going on in the courtroom, or is the alleged murder of live babies in an abortion clinic a truth too inconvenient to publicize? If it’s the former, maybe a hashtag could generate some curiosity.

Fox News contributor Kirsten Powers has taken notice and has devoted a USA Today column to the media blackout.

A Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months. The exception is when Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan hijacked a segment on Meet the Press meant to foment outrage over an anti-abortion rights law in some backward red state.

The Washington Post has not published original reporting on this during the trial and The New York Times saw fit to run one original story on A-17 on the trial’s first day. They’ve been silent ever since, despite headline-worthy testimony.


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  • nc

    Meanwhile, minute by minute coverage of the Jodi Arias trial continues daily in all media outlets…

    • David


      • Stranded in Sonoma


        • Tom Anderson

          The gal that killed one person is a daily national news story. The man who is a serial killer of infants……meh

    • AWomaninTX

      Thank you! I guess prefers something far more “sexy”, like that.

  • KansasGirl

    Yet Kirsten wants to give Weiner a second chance. Pffffft.

    • Tom Anderson

      Weiners only get one chance, if they blow it they are done. Powers is buddys with Weiners wife, if I remember correctly. She was mum on the Sanford second chance and would only say, its up to the voters to decide.

  • Osumashi Kinyobe

    Kermit Gosnell committed INFANTICIDES, not abortions. Even so, the popular press, to whom abortion is like a sacrament, would rather eat bowls of wax than report on it.

    Kudos to whoever DOES report on it. The word has to get out.

    • Conservative First

      Abortion is infanticide.

      • Osumashi Kinyobe

        Abortion is murder. Technically what Gosnell did is infanticide. Nevertheless, the active and passive supporters of abortion and infanticide will make no distinctions and just ignore it.

    • Evi L. Bloggerlady
      • Osumashi Kinyobe

        I’d say that’s appropriate.

        There is video of him saying he would give his own daughter the same treatment he gave others at his abortuary. Wrap that terror around your noodle. It makes one sick!

  • Rob

    I don’t think this is about hiding the dirty, sickening, horrific side of abortion as much as it doesn’t jive with their assault on guns.
    There are monsters in this world. Gosnell is just one of them. With monsters, there is a need for weapons.

    • beebop1952

      Can the media only push one story at a time? It is hiding the facts. They might have to explain that the lobbyist for Planned Parenthood is not an isolated case. Many on the pro death left approve of this while their heroes trot over to Africa and pluck out one lucky little boy or girl to “save.”

      • AWomaninTX

        “Can the media only push one story at a time?”

        It certainly seems so. Especially when you consider how they tend to just regurgitate what the last “reporter” wrote. I mean, why should they *all* have to go and listen to, and record, the trial when it’s oh-so-easy to cut & paste?

  • Denise Ruehle Lewczynski

    Left a message with Leonard Pitts, His reply was “I’ve never heard of him”
    Leonard Pitts is a syndicated columnist.

    • Stranded in Sonoma

      Oh, Mr. Pitts knows EXACTLY who Kermit Gosnell is!

      Still a man he hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.

      That was just Paul Simon’s way of sticking his fingers in his ears and saying, “Nah, nah, nah, nah…I can’t HEAR you!”

      Pitts is just choosing to ignore Murderer Gosnell’s deeds because then the left would have to explain that Gosnell, a registered and licensed abortionist, sees NO difference between killing a baby in the womb or out of the womb. And they don’t want to have that discussion. The intelligent people know what murder is but liberals refuse to make eye contact with the horror that is abortion because then they’d have to admit to their own revulsion of it.

      • Judy B

        Agree with all but the last sentence, the left is not reviled by it, abortion is their Holy Grail

  • Denise Ruehle Lewczynski

    Left a message with Nancy Kaffer with the Detroit Free Press,
    still waiting for a reply.

  • Denise Ruehle Lewczynski

    Time to message bomb all columnists.

  • vino veritas

    “Kirsten Powers ✔ @kirstenpowers10
    My @usatoday column running in paper tomorrow: PA abortion clinic horror: We’ve forgotten what belongs on Page One”

    It is not that they forgot Kirsten, it’s that they are covering for planned parenthood and the abortion industry. When the entire MSM is blanking on any meaningful coverage of a major news story like this it’s called a media blackout. They have an agenda to support and justice for the murdered lives of innocent babies and women, along with their grieving families, mean nothing to them when it comes down to their agenda. If anything deserves a regulatory commission to investigate and stop forms of corporate collusion then media blackouts like this are it! Particularly since they are driven by political agendas and interfering with the 1st amendment. What the MSM are doing here should be criminalized and those responsible should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

  • David

    Murder sanctioned by leftist lunatics is justified and not worthy of reporting by the media giants . . .

  • sunnychicago

    The MSNBC facebook page has nothing on it related to Kermit Gosnell. Newtown, marriage, yes…North Dakota abortion law that passed, yes….Gosnell? Big fat no.

  • $7610427

    Let’s start a trend on Facebook, too! Post the question to see how many people know…and the ones who don’t will google to see. All of America needs to hear this story!!!

    • $7610427

      Who is Kermit Gosnell? #WhoIsKermitGosnell If you know who this person is, repost this. If you don’t, google to find out, then repost. All of America needs to hear this story, difficult as it may be!

  • SJ’s Dad

    Maybe if he were Kim Kardashian’s OB/GYN . . . ? Just sayin’!

  • capisce


    #WhoIsKermitGosnell The mirror the left dare not look into, lest they see horror their sacred cow has wrought. Abetting evil w/blind eye.
    That’s my twitter name & my tweet….I’m so excited to see it mentioned!

    • nc

      Standing O!

    • Judy B

      Hat tip, good tweet

    • Tom Anderson

      Golf clap for you!

  • sodakhic

    Thank you, Kirsten, and Bless you for truth.

  • JR48

    All of this man’s ‘patients’ are fodder for the cause. They’ve all been thrown under the bus so that abortion clinics not only don’t look bad, they can then say ‘there is only great healthcare going on for women in abortion clinics, it’s the crazy pro life people engaging in hyperbole again’.

    So they’ll literally ignore murder, malpractice, infanticide, drug trafficking, practicing medicine without a license ad infinitum in order to serve the cause.

    If they don’t report it, it didn’t happen, right?

    I’m not one for hyperbole myself. I usually stand back from over the top rhetoric. I have also noticed the slanted reporting of the years but never in my entire life have I ever seen it go this far or be this obvious, blatant and repulsive.

  • Tom Anderson

    I really do like Powers. She is what a Democrat used to be before the uber-left progressives took it over. I don’t agree with her sometimes, but she does not hesitate to call out her fellows or party when warranted. As she says, murder is murder and that is notable for its self. Mass murder is a national news story, PERIOD.