All the journ-o-lists seem to be tweeting the Salon article that there is no #gosnell coverup.—
Meredith (@Mermaz) April 12, 2013
Despite being rightly called out by pro-life advocates for ignoring the trial of alleged baby murderer Kermit Gosnell, members of the feminist Left are insisting that we’ve had them pegged all wrong. In a Salon.com article today, Irin Carmon attempts to argue that “there is no Gosnell coverup”:
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.
This is how Carmon responds to truth seekers’ insistence that the MSM has failed to do its job and cover the Gosnell story?
If she can’t speak for the mainstream media, how can she confidently declare that there has not been a cover-up? We’re not buying it.
Kirsten Powers, who has been on the front lines working to expose the Gosnell horrors, isn’t buying Carmon’s argument, either:
That’s an excellent question.
Carmon — as well as several of the articles she links to in her piece — also echoes Amanda Marcotte’s disgusting assertion that misogynistic pro-life advocates are ultimately responsible for the atrocities that took place in Gosnell’s clinic:
We hate to break it to Carmon, but falsely blaming the pro-life movement for what went on in Gosnell’s clinic is not the same as confronting the crimes he is accused of committing. Does she have any outrage left for, you know, the man who allegedly sanctioned and participated in the murder of women and babies?
She’s far too busy lamenting “the morass of restrictive laws allegedly meant to protect women.” In her warped view, it’s because of women’s oppression that Gosnell’s clinic existed.
This is about infanticide, Irin. Whether you consider yourself pro-life or pro-choice, what happened to these women and babies is horrific. Put aside your leftist feminist agenda for once and use your voice to speak for the victims. If they couldn’t be respected in life, then at least show their memories the regard they deserve.