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    I never said anything about other news stories being more important. Merely commented on the reference made in the OP to sandy hook. Never mentioned Boston at all I don't think? I'm getting a pedicure though so maybe I'm confused. And yes, I pointed out that if it was an intentional blackout it seems to be backfiring, so what are you complaining about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I never said anything about other news stories being more important. Merely commented on the reference made in the OP to sandy hook. Never mentioned Boston at all I don't think? I'm getting a pedicure though so maybe I'm confused. And yes, I pointed out that if it was an intentional blackout it seems to be backfiring, so what are you complaining about?
    So you have no problem with media bias and don't think it's worth complaining about?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    So you have no problem with media bias and don't think it's worth complaining about?
    I have explained in three parts why I don't believe it exists in this case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I have explained in three parts why I don't believe it exists in this case.
    And I believe it does, as did the pro-choice reporter who complained about it in USA Today forcing the media to show up. I think it is definitely worth complaining about.
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    ITA with everything Melis has said. I'm not appalled by the fact that this trial isn't getting major coverage because I don't want this sick bastard to think he's getting attention for this evil. What he did was NOT legal and should not be compared to abortion. What I'm appalled by is that so many women came to him, that he was able to make a living doing this for so many years, when early-term abortion is supposed to be an option for them. That fact alone proves to me that abortion *must* stay legal, safe and, most importantly, accessible. That's the only way to prevent this from happening again.
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    I think the media cares more about reporting on a perceived or threatened loss of abortion rights and less about a guy commiting multiple murders. As heinous and deplorable as his acts were, his acts have impacted a tiny fraction of a percentage of women than those women who would be denied their right to legal abortion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    ITA with everything Melis has said. I'm not appalled by the fact that this trial isn't getting major coverage because I don't want this sick bastard to think he's getting attention for this evil. What he did was NOT legal and should not be compared to abortion. What I'm appalled by is that so many women came to him, that he was able to make a living doing this for so many years, when early-term abortion is supposed to be an option for them. That fact alone proves to me that abortion *must* stay legal, safe and, most importantly, accessible. That's the only way to prevent this from happening again.
    And you don't think coverage of this trial would help prevent it from happening again, especially since the agencies who were *supposed* to be monitoring him looked the other way for all those years?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    And you don't think coverage of this trial would help prevent it from happening again, especially since the agencies who were *supposed* to be monitoring him looked the other way for all those years?
    Has the over- coverage of events like the movie theatre massacre stopped events like it from happening? No.

    I don't really understand the thinking. Do you think that ordinary citizens like you or I who watch the news may suddenly start going into urban slums to root out evil drs like this man? I assure you I won't be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Has the over- coverage of events like the movie theatre massacre stopped events like it from happening? No.

    I don't really understand the thinking. Do you think that ordinary citizens like you or I who watch the news may suddenly start going into urban slums to root out evil drs like this man? I assure you I won't be.
    So you don't think the public should be concerned that the Dept of Health wasn't doing it's job or these horrors wouldn't have been allowed to continue for YEARS?

    According to the transcript of Grand Jury testimony taken on January 20, 2011, Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor on trial for the murder of seven babies and an adult patient, was not caught by the Pennsylvania Dept. of Health (DOH). The discovery of what has been described as a "horror show" was accidental, the result of a police raid to seize evidence of illegal prescription sales.

    It was only after this raid and the resulting media publicity of what the police found at the clinic ("the disgusting conditions, the dazed patients, the discarded fetuses") that the DOH stepped in.

    What the Grand Jury testimony makes clear, though, is that very little of what was ultimately discovered could have come as a surprise to the Pennsylvania Department of Health -- the government agency that should have been "the first line of defense" against Gosnell. The DOH had not only received numerous complaints about deaths and underage abortions over the years, but DOH personnel had also visited Gosnell's clinic on numerous occasions.
    Read more: Testimony: Dept. Of Health Ignored Gosnell Abortion Clinic Horror Stories | Dr. Gosnell Trial | Fox Nation
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    So you don't think the public should be concerned that the Dept of Health wasn't doing it's job
    The public absolutely should be concerned, and should be clamoring for changes in that department's leadership, perhaps even prosecution. That doesn't mean we want to or need to see slaughtered full-term babies on the TV news or in our papers. He did wrong, he's being punished, I don't need the gory details. The fact that you seem fascinated by them is disturbing.
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