The “inmate” was one Clayton Lockett, a convicted rapist and murderer who shot a 19-year-old girl then buried her alive. Horrified reporters live-tweeted Lockett’s botched execution yesterday. Many are pointing out how the media reaction to the execution is far different than it was to the Kermit Gosnell horror story. Gosnell’s butchering of babies was infamously dismissed as a “local crime” story by the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff.
But news reporting in service of the left-wing narrative doesn’t get a pass anymore.