Philly-area columnist: CNN journo said ‘small staff’ means he can’t send reporter to cover Gosnell trial

Unreal.

J.D. Mullane is the Bucks County Courier Times columnist who took the photo of the empty rows of media seating at the Kermit Gosnell trial. His column titled “What I saw at the Gosnell trial” is a must-read.

According to Mullane, someone from CNN called to question the accuracy of his courtroom photo. Mullane’s pitch-perfect response was boom-worthy: “Go to Philly & see.” That’s when he says he was told a “small staff” made sending a reporter impossible.

It took an incredible social media push by online activists to shame the national media into covering the murder trial of Kermit Gosnell. CNN’s Jake Tapper, Erin Burnett and Anderson Cooper devoted segments to the Gosnell trial on Friday. But will CNN have a reporter in the courtroom on Monday?

A CNN Radio correspondent reached out to Mullane via Twitter to question the “purportedly” empty seats in the Philly courtroom.

There’s an easy way to verify that.

Steve Kastenbaum didn’t answer the question and got increasingly defensive.

CNN, your number one source for everything Poop Cruise-related:

Mullane confirmed to Kastenbaum what he wrote in his column: the photo is accurate.

Will the courtroom look any different when the trial resumes this week?

Related:

Full Twitchy coverage of Kermit Gosnell

  • Marc T Grove

    Nice to see that a reporter from what has become an increasingly liberal county that I live in is standing up and speaking up.

  • Patrick Dennehy

    Guys guys, A.C. covered during prime time, that’s enough! You can’t expect CNN to cover: North Korea, Guantanamo, Sexual assault, Newtown, Trayvon Martin targets, Prison escape, Plane crash, Kobe Bryant, Master and still have time for Gosnell; what with it’s small staff and all…

    Do I need a /sarc tag?

    • Lady 12

      No, but you might consider starting a hashtag. :-)

      • Patrick Dennehy

        If I had a twitter account, I would have considered it :)

  • Jefferson Tea Party

    He has a “small staff”, eh? Just like the rest of the Obama neutered media?

    • CatHerder

      I was wondering when somebody would play off of that 😉

    • http://twitter.com/die_mich_zwei Spatial Awareness

      I’d say it’s the two “veg” that are missing….and a Soul.

  • cgraham77

    I would like to see CNN have an even smaller staff…of zero.

  • overboosted

    Damm sequester cuts………
    Blast those republicans………

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    • Joe W.

      Nah….It’s all George W. Bush’s fault…..

  • AaronHarrisinAlaska

    At first it could be a simple lagitament questions but two things show why it isn’t. 1) if CNN had been covering the trial themed know if the seats were empty or not.
    2) he claims he was confirming a “rumor” of a picture of empty press section, then says he’s trying to confirm if it was this single journalists photo. Which is it first?

  • disqus_e2F2oUH6C7

    They won’t cover it, as progressives they are guilty of having these atrocities happen. If they cover #Gosnell, then they can’t say “we didn’t know this was happening.

  • Pablo

    Meanwhile, CNN has devoted an entire network (HLN) and half of the mothership to the Jodi Arias trial.

    • AWomaninTX

      Which is disgusting, itself. The network & its employees are making an absolute *living* off of the backs of victims, some while claiming to be advocates — can anyone say Nancy Grace?

      Myself, I am glad they are not covering and broadcasting all the details of the Gosnell case like they are with the Jodi Arias case. I’d rather they *not* cover court cases like that. Isn’t that what channels like ‘truTV’ are for? But the silence on this trial in the news is absolutely scary.

  • bo1921

    Did the cnn guy really say he had a “small staff”? Isn’t that stating the obvious?

  • nc

    J.D. Mullane, doing the work that “journalists” refuse to do.

    Libbies used to idolize this kind of guy.

    • http://twitter.com/Gator_Country Stephen K

      When I read these tweets from these CNN lapdogs, what goes through my mind about what they’re really saying is,

      “Nice career you got going there, J.D. Mullane. Be a real shame if anything happened to it!”

      • nc

        Wouldn’t put it past them.

  • chetnapier

    that would mean that some one would have to remove their nose from obamas rectum to go to philly

  • TJ

    Just wait until the George Zimmerman trial gets going. MSNBC and of course rev Al will move the whole channel and news room with 2 of other morning shows broadcasting live from the area in Florida. Whole hotels floors are already reserved.

  • TocksNedlog

    Perhaps Musket Morgan can drag his ‘small staff’ over to Philly in order to cover the trial of a mass-murderer that didn’t use a gun.

  • CrossHugger

    They are covering for their baby killing president and planned parenthood. They know there are more clinics like this out there. Exposing this fact will convince fencesitters on abortion that it is murder. The governor vetoed a bill that would hold abortion clinics to the same standards as doctor clinics. Why would he do that? So woman in Minnesota go to abortion clinics that are held to same standards as veternary clinics and tatoo parlors. There is a reason gosnells clinic is where it is and there are reasons that a whole bunch more are located where they are. To fulfill what sanger wanted to accomplish many years ago when she founded planned murderhood, kill minority babies. So folks, not only do the democrats keep the minority population on a generational welfare plantation, they are complicit with killing many of their babies. And yet they vote for more of it over and over again.

  • CrossHugger

    They are covering for their baby killing president and planned parenthood. They know there are more clinics like this out there. Exposing this fact will convince fencesitters on abortion that it is murder. The governor vetoed a bill that would hold abortion clinics to the same standards as doctor clinics. Why would he do that? So woman in Minnesota go to abortion clinics that are held to same standards as veternary clinics and tatoo parlors. There is a reason gosnells clinic is where it is and there are reasons that a whole bunch more are located where they are. To fulfill what sanger wanted to accomplish many years ago when she founded planned murderhood, kill minority babies. So folks, not only do the democrats keep the minority population on a generational welfare plantation, they are complicit with killing many of their babies. And yet they vote for more of it over and over again.

  • mauder

    Really? Can’t they take Erin Burnett off the Poop Cruise and use her here?

  • mauder

    Really? Can’t they take Erin Burnett off the Poop Cruise and use her here?

  • Grunt

    How many dozens did they send to Wassilla to find dirt on a clean woman?

  • Grunt

    How many dozens did they send to Wassilla to find dirt on a clean woman?

  • lainer51

    small staff / small brain – keep spinning!

  • lonestar

    Don’t they have multiple reporters at the Jodi Arias trial?