Media Matters runs cover before Fox News’ Kermit Gosnell special airs

Thankfully you don’t need to wait to see Fox News’ one-hour special on Kermit Gosnell tonight to know what’s in it. Media Matters is on the case and wants you to know the whole point of “See No Evil: The Kermit Gosnell Story” is to equate legal abortions with the atrocities allegedly committed at Gosnell’s Philadelphia “House of Horrors.” Usually MMFA waits until after something’s been broadcast or published to present the results of its “research,” but it seems there’s a lot riding on tonight’s show.

Is that bet still on? So far, the special, hosted by Bret Baier, has covered Gosnell’s radical past of performing abortions using an experimental “super coil,” described as “a plastic ball with razor blades on it.”

Uh oh, this special on a “local crime story” isn’t making abortion look good at all.

  • James Hansen

    MMFA has champagne on ice in case Gosnell is found not guilty on all counts.

    • Elaine

      They are saying we’re using this as a way to oppose all abortions? What is wrong with these people? Killing the baby BEFORE it comes out is still KILLING the baby? They want on demand abortion, anytime, anywhere, as long as you KILL the baby inside it’s mother. How do you ever rationalize that? It’s just plain sick. Now they want even MORE access, since that is the reason for all these killers? They refuse to call them abortionists. A killer by any other name.. still a killer.

    • SJ’s Dad

      I am by NO stretch pro-MMFA, but re-read their initial tweet . . . equating legal abortions to grotesque “CRIMES” . . . They’ve already convicted him!

      • TocksNedlog

        They’ve already convicted FOX, you mean.

        • SJ’s Dad

          Either way we win! MMFA used the word “CRIMES” in connection with an exposé on Gosnell. . . NOW, we just need to hold MMFA accountable to their own words:
          Ie MMFA, when you say “CRIMES” are you referring to the little shop of horrors Gosnell, or Fox for exposing his “CRIMES”?

          • TocksNedlog

            Sure, they’re embarrassed by him, so they want Gosnell — and the story of what he did — to go away as soon as possible. Thereafter, if they speak of it at all it will be to claim that he was an outlier and it’s time to move on.

  • Clayton Grant

    Hey MMFA, ever heard the idiom; “If it walks like a duck”?

    • Sally

      MMFA misheard, they thought they said “dog.”

  • Jeremy

    Media Matters = guys who sit around in their underwear and think of what to lie about next to cover for Obama.

    • radjahshelduck

      You forgot to write “in their mother’s basement” after “underwear.”

      • pajamakat

        Lower than basement – sewer.

    • Elaine

      One thing liberals hate more than anything else.. TRUTH.

      • CARMEL350


    • Jason Call

      Please watch Redeye’s treatment of Media Matters from a couple of years back. You WON’T be sorry.

  • Steve_J

    What is the difference in the result between what Gosnell did and a legal abortion?

    • me

      I hope you are being sarcastic

      • Chaitealover

        Steve’s question was in regards to the RESULT between Gosnell and legal abortion, not the METHOD. Answer: None, both result in a dead baby.

        • me

          I see… now that I re-read it.
          Must be that great public edukation I receeved in hi skrewl

    • rennyangel2

      Gosnell was conducting legal abortions.

      • Adela Wagner

        About 1/4th of the time. They found numerous frozen fetuses over 24wk gestation. Plus some weeks much further along than that. He also had a 15 yr old handing out meds. At his trial they rolled in the table with stir-ups he used and it was filthy with dried blood all over it. He was absent quite a bit and left unlicensed workers there to perform procedures. One woman who worked there played with a baby that was born alive after it’s mother was given labor inducing drugs and had the baby. After the worker played with it for a few minutes she cut its spine. Another had a baby in the toilet at the clinic after labor inducing drugs, she stood up and a worker said she could see the baby moving around like it was swimming, she called the other worker who came in and killed it. He and his wife worked on Sundays when the place was closed servicing women who were almost at full term and wanted their unborn baby “disposed of”, he charges loads the further along you were.

        Now tell us all again that he was performing legal abortions……

        • rennyangel2

          I was not justifying Gosnell. I was being sarcastic. Before her was arrested and stopped, for all practical purposes, Gosnell was performing the legal abortion our laws and the Dem. Party so supports.

          • Adela Wagner

            I can appreciate the sarc. but thing is, he was NOT going by PA law. He was going far over the 24 week gestation mark. They found fetuses past that, AND they found BABIES that had been BORN ALIVE…you know where the woman actually only has an umbilical cord between her and the baby and that is all…where the baby’s head and feet can be seen at the same time. Babies that were clearly born at 6-7 months gestation ALIVE, crying…and killed at that point. CLEARLY that is NOT abortion THAT is Infanticide.
            The Grand Jury report is online. I read it. Complete with pictures and statements from the workers there. Even the 15 year old he had at the clinic sometimes on her own. I have seen NO laws that support any of this. And I am one of the ones that is actually pro-choice to 12 weeks gestation.

            But you are right in one thing, if the progressives had their way, there would actually be abortion across the whole pregnancy, and there would also be “carousel” for people my age and older (and probably younger as I am heading towards 60)
            RUN LOGAN RUN!!!!

          • rennyangel2

            I do not know why you are trying to argue with me. I know what he did to babies and his women clients. I would have Gosnell shot at sunrise. But he has ONLY existed because of Roe and abortion’s being legal in the US.

      • teamfrazzled

        “Legal” abortions, huh? If the abortion doesn’t kill the baby in utero and it is born alive -guess what? It is no longer an abortion but a BIRTH! If you are forced to be born prematurely, that still doesn’t make it an “abortion” just because they hoped you wouldn’t survive your premature birth. It is still a BIRTH. DEAD babies don’t need to be killed with a pair of scissors -only the living ones did. Loved the testimony about the baby that was screaming for 10 minutes before someone finally got around to killing it, didn’t you? The description of its screams was just great! Or how about the testimony about the teen aid that played with one baby born alive for 20 minutes before she killed it. Apparently the left doesn’t get this -but citizenship is based on birth (not when life begins). Once born and the child takes its first breath, everyone regardless of age – has identical rights as a US citizen. Including the right to keep their life. Even if mommy wanted you dead but you refused to cooperate and die. Once born alive -no matter their gestational age, and he chose to attack these babies with a pair of scissors – he committed murder. No different from someone sneaking into my room and attacking me with a pair of scissors. And he did it for one of the oldest motives in the world. MONEY. To the tune of $15,000 cash a day. Killing babies who couldn’t pick up a gun and shoot him as they would have been legally and morally entitled to do in order to save their own lives. Fortunately, murder is not defined by whether the victim is physically able to prevent his own murder or not. At least not yet. For some reason the left thinks “helpless victim” equals “legal kills”.

        • Elaine

          And the left says leave the baby alone to just die, even if in pain and with pieces of it’s body missing. They pretend they will give access to medical care, as demanded by law, but what they do is help the death along. Obama agrees and wants on demand abortion any time during pregnancy. Evil.

          • Gary Freeman

            And that is why Obama is a monster in my eyes. And Kermit Gosnell shouldn’t still be breathing. The fact he is still breathing personally offends me.

      • Elaine

        He was doing late terms that were just a little too late. That’s why the left is saying it’s our fault for limiting access to late term abortions. I guess killing the baby INSIDE it’s mothe,r at any time during the pregnancy, is not murder now? It’s all so sick.

      • Gary Freeman

        But when he began killing babies after they were born, that is when he stopped being a legal doctor and became a killer.

  • independentjones

    “Media Manipulators, F*cking America”

  • CR

    Irony is rich. Dems NEVER would equate grotesque crimes with legal gun ownership. Never, ever, ever.

    • Gayle B

      This may be the most brilliant comment on this topic that I’ve read. Bravo!

    • lainer51

      BING, BAM, BOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • TugboatPhil

      Can you imagine if these were “anchor” babies of illegal aliens? The left MIGHT have a little bit of outrage, but probably not.

  • Spatial Awareness

    @mmfa #GOSNELL
    severed the spines of infants born alive for $2500+ a pop & killed
    at least 4 women. ABORTION Unsafe, Illegal & Frequent

    • rennyangel2

      Often paid for with public monies–yours and mine.

      • Spatial Awareness

        The last woman he murdered… I believe it was her Aunt who paid $2700-$2800 for her death. Would be interesting to find out how much taxpayers paid.

        • rennyangel2

          I do not know exactly where but Gosnell’s practice has been dscribed as located in a very poor part of the city; ergo, most of his customers ( I would assume )are often on some kind of assitance (Medicaid) and that pays for the abortions.

          • Spatial Awareness

            According to what I’ve read he was running a mostly cash business taking in $15000 in a weekend, too.

      • camnpat

        (Presidential campaign 2012): “But… But… Paul Ryan signed/ sponsored a bill that would have banned abortions for all women…”, which actually was a MMFA lie picked up by Mother Jones and believed by many women. It simply was about reinforcing the Hyde amendment which simply limits the use of public funds (a.k.a. taxpayer money) for abortions EXCEPT in cases of rape, incest, and a threat to the life of the mother.

        That was MMFA working for ya, and the reason many women I had contact with back then were “afraid” of the R/R ticket.

  • wwbdinct

    I wanted to watch this but I just could’t…..

    • Elaine

      And that should tell you how grotesque most abortions really are. Liberals have no problem showing you disgusting pictures of smokers but dare to show a potential abortion client what they will actually do to her baby? Nope.

    • Junie3

      I know, I had to turn the channel a few times, even cried watching it. Those women knew they were past abortion, some of them need to be hauled into court and tried. Put them in jail, we’re paying for them live and breed anyway. Some carry a baby as long as they can to get a few more dollars in welfare, then they abort because they don’t want the child, just the extra money.

  • R.C.

    MMFA trying to set the tone, or start the narrative for the low information folks. They dont need to explore the issue or learn anything, MMFA just did it for them.

    check out Gosnell article at ClashDaily

  • linnicy

    He knew how wrong he was, he and his wife would do the longest term babies on Sunday, with not other personnel. The Butcher of Philadelphia should have no backers, not even MM, despicable.

  • James Hansen

    MMFA, a division of the NAMBLA corporation (said in my npr voice)

  • me

    I wonder if gosnell has any children.
    Could his punishment be “Late Term Abortion” for his offspring?

    • HWarrior13

      Now, now.

    • Guest

      He has 6 children from 3 different wives.

    • TocksNedlog

      NOT cool.

  • Garth Haycock

    Gosnell is evil incarnate and those of you who are pro-choice support what he does, whether you want to acknowledge it or not.

    • Spatial Awareness

      Gosnell is Josef Mengele personified.

  • nc

    How could MMFA have an opinion on something the MSM has determined doesn’t exist?

  • @chris_1791

    Don’t forget evil spookydude George Soros controls Media Matters with his money.

  • rennyangel2

    Good for FOX for having the guts.

    it is another reason the Koch Brothers should buy the Trib Co (LA Times, Chic Trib, Newsday, etc) because the lefty MSM doesn’t report half the news, just the news “approved” by extreme Dem. radicals.

    You can email (Google “Koch Brothers Contact”) and give them support.

  • I M Free

    Obama still has no reply or position on the Gosnell case and very busy giving hope(less) and change(less) in mexico.

    • michael s

      why should he? is legally required to have one? is he legally required to make a statement?

      • shimauma

        not at all, but that just makes it easy for us to see the coward scumtard liberal that barry hussien obama is. Then again when he says he doesn’t want his girls “punished” with a baby, knowing that he called a baby “punishment” for irresponsible loose women gives us all an even MORE clear picture of his stance.

      • TomJB

        He certainly hasn’t had a problem commenting on trials or crimes when it suits his purposes… The question (and it is a legitimate one) is why silence on this one?

      • carla5731

        There goes michael s, once again lowering the bar for Obama’s “leadership.” Take it down a few more notches and it might be low enough that Obama could actually reach it.

  • DavidS

    Hey Pro abortionists ….. how do you spin this ???
    And MSM?? How the hell do you spin not covering a guy that makes Manson look like a freaken kindergartener…. sickening !!!

  • tugntow

    MMFA has no shame. That story has got to be the most disturbing thing I have ever heard. Any abortion is wrong in my opinion but this man is a monster. My wife is just into her 2nd trimester on our 3rd child and she can feel him/her moving. How anyone can take that life so flippantly blows my mind.

  • BAW

    Someone mentioned the “Hyde amendment which simply limits the use of public funds (a.k.a.
    taxpayer money) for abortions EXCEPT in cases of rape, incest, and a
    threat to the life of the mother”

    I think we have to be careful about that third exception. As I understand it, under current law, in most states, that exception to bans on late term abortions works if a doctor claim it’s for “the health of the mother” and it can be her “mental health” and no one can challenge it. Somebody, in PA had tried to prevent the abuse of the exception (loophole) by requiring a doctor to have a second concurring opinion, which Gosnell just ignored and I believe is one of the technical violations of abortion law he is/or could have been charged with.

    I think if an abortion is necessary, to protect the life of the mother, it should at least be required to be done in a hospital (surely if the pregnancy could kill her, the abortion could as well and no clinic has the full resources of a hospital). And a second opinion, or at least one or both being from a doctor who is not an abortion doctor.

  • snyper77

    If he was a white NRA member and did EXACTLY what this pig did, it would be 24/7 coverage

  • $472942

    And PA ex-Governor Ed Rendell was just on with Tingles claiming that the Senators that helped defeat the useless background checks have blood on THEIR hands when he let this little monster butcher these babies completely unmolested.

    How rich, disgusting, and utterly pathetic is that?

  • Bob McLeod

    @Mmfa you mean sort of like you equate Fox with all things evil, bad and wrong in the world?

  • Leslie Ward

    Tiller (covered up by KS Gov Kathleen Sebelius, as he was being taken to trial), Gosnell, the MI ‘doctor’ who left a baby’s head inside the womb after the abortion and the horror of Leroy Carhart – who installed his own incinerator at his abortion ‘clinic’ after a local journalist snap a picture of a dog eating a aborted baby at the local incinerator he used (via Hot Air) – When does it stop being called an aberration and is acknowledged as THE NORM? The question now becomes – Roe v Wade did NOTHING to stop the horror, the violation of late-term abortion and the evil and vile actions of people who kill for money, didn’t change it at all – except it is close to impossible to charge these people for their crimes against humanity. There is no regard for the women – much less the babies. This must stop NOW. And yes, I’ve worked in a Pregnancy Center to offer free pregnancy tests and counseling to those who face an unwanted pregnancy – We all NEED TO STEP UP AND STOP THIS MODERN HOLOCAUST.

  • Leslie Ward

    Tiller (protected by KS Gov Kathleen Sebelius as he was being taken to trial), Gosnell, the MI ‘doctor’ who left a head in the womb of woman after an abortion and Larry Carhart who installed an incinerator in his ‘clinic’ after a journalist snapped a picture of a dog eating an aborted baby at the local incinerator he used. When are we going to stop calling these aberrations and call it what it is NORMAL – simple evil of people who will do anything to make money killing other people. There is no regard for the women, much less the babies. And a final question – where are the poor getting $330 to $2800 CASH to get these abortions?

  • rivers

    I wonder if Obama watched the Fox special, if he thinks it’s “above his pay grade to comment,” if he is tonight asking God to bless late term abortion, if he still feels he is not free to comment because the case is “ongoing”…

    Who funds MMFA? What is his WWII political affiliation? What make anyone think he is any less a monster today than he was in the thirties and forties? No surprises his agenda is the defense of violent extermination.

  • American.Vet


    The left demands free birth control, but does nothing to promote its use and instead promotes abortion.

    The left demands gay marriage, who’s male/male or female/female couples cannot conceive children on their own; but does not consider promoting the adoption of these unwanted children to a loving gay couple.

    The left demands restrictions and gun control on lawful and legal owners/buyers, but does nothing to address the real issues of the violence causing the deaths of urban youth by gangs with illegal firearms or shootings perpetrated by those with mental illness.

    Seems like the left just loves murder in any form to me.

  • Abiss

    Using the abortionist logic is it now okay to abort 55 MIL liberals for the health and safety of America? Less offensive than what’s already been done is my thought…

  • TocksNedlog

    So THAT’S where the Minority Report precogs wound up.

    Huh. You’d think they could find a better job than working for MMFA. Guess times are tough for everyone.

  • TocksNedlog

    Whenever a post begins with “You can bet,” you can bet that what follows will be 100% partisan spew.

  • jjcrocket


  • Junie3

    They truly are the party of death. To try and make excuses for this is an abhorrent evil.

  • Smart Grunt

    Maybe we should change the language of the debate. It’s not abortion, it’s capital punishment of a minor without a trial. Conversely, we can say the death penalty is a VERY late term abortion.

  • mickeyco

    Slightly off topic, but I want to thank J.D. Mullane, Megyn Kelly, Kirstin Powers, Patricia Heaton and all of the others who’ve kept this story alive. I couldn’t watch the Fox show last night and could barely keep up with the daily news on it. Much too emotional. I appreciate them covering and reporting so I didn’t have to.

  • Thomas Collins

    It’s time to debate common sense restrictions on abortion. 90% of Americans don’t think babies that survive abortion should be killed. There should be universal background checks on anyone who wishes to have and abortion, as well as on those who perform them. There should be a mandatory “cooling-off” period, and mental health counseling.

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  • Paracletus

    In the 90’s, there was more of a public backlash over extreme metal band Cannibal Corpse’s Butchered at Birth album’s LYRICS than there is outcry over the actual atrocities of Gosnell.

  • KansasGirl

    Abortionists worship death.

  • lainer51

    I live in PA….. no comment from Corbett… hmmmmm!!!!!!

  • neoface

    MSM are such hypocrites, if they are not covering Gosnell’s serial murder case, then their Newtown coverage is false indignation. They obviously don’t care about murder of live-born innocent babies. Gosnell directly or indirectly murdered hundreds of babies in the past 30 years, some of it was supported by taxpayer’s money. Not sure how that state can condone his actions and allow this to go on for so long?????!!!

  • sharinite

    I cannot get Fox News, so tell me, have they mentioned that the Progressives aka democrats are responsible for the death of 60 million babies and counting? That 60 million is more than the rest of the planet combined…including China…what does that say about the Steinems of this world or the Pelosi’s, Boxer

    • Onyx

      I hope they don’t mention that, since it’s false. More than 13 million abortions a year take place in China, and 6-7 million/year take place in India, compared to about 1 million per year in the United States. The U.S. accounts for about 2% of annual abortions worldwide.

      • sharinite

        Onyx…American doctors and progressives have been responsible for 60 million (no one knows the exact number) and counting since Roe vs. Wade….do your math. Plus, you expect China with it’s one child policy (that turned out horribly), forced…”FORCED” abortions on unwilling women and in India the caste system is still in force. What does that say about you and your party?

        • Onyx

          I didn’t suggest that any of those numbers were good or bad. I said you were mistaken that the U.S. count was “more than the rest of the planet combined… including China.” It’s not; it’s much less.

  • CARMEL350

    I thought they said when they wanted abortion legalized that they would be “safe”?

  • CARMEL350

    If abortion isn’t killing an unborn human being, could someone please explain why abortionist “Tiller” offered funeral services and burials for these babies?

  • lainer51

    wtf are you talking about? SPeak English Please

  • Ben Bollman

    You mean the conservative media that has been on the case of liberal media so hard they couldn’t ignore Gosnell any more and finally had to report it? You mean like Fox News who is doing a whole special on Gosnell tonight while nary a peep has been heard from the liberal media on it for weeks other than to defend abortion?

  • Adela Wagner

    That’s why Beck has been talking about it on his show, and that’s why FOx has too, even so far as to produce this special we’re talking about. What has the Liberal/MSM done? Chirped like crickets until today and then MMFA come out with premonitions. And he did not just “wound a woman”, he is charged with her murder. Seems you have an extreme lack of concern, so why are you here again?

  • TugboatPhil

    He KILLED at least one adult woman. Is that the “wounded” you refer to?