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    I never said that. Of course they should! Could you explain to me what that has to do with your perceived media cover up? That's like saying that because you don't believe in gun control you aren't troubled by the sandy hook shootings. Please don't draw ridiculous conclusions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    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.
    And they can't report on it without showing slaughtered babies? They do it all the time for other murder cases. The photos from the Boston bombing were just as horrific but they didn't hold back on that did they. How are people going to clamor for changes in the leadership if the media isn't reporting on it?
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    I live here. This was a huge story. What do you want, lynchings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I live here. This was a huge story. What do you want, lynchings?
    So if it was a huge story you don't think it deserved national attention.... which it didn't get until the media was called out onto the carpet for it? But you still don't think that there was any media bias involved.
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    This was a huge story locally - where the failure was and where the agencies who failed were called to task in response to the local outrage as was appropriate. This was not about nor was it representative of systemic national failure or agency issues. Again- I've explained clearly why I believe this (and many issues like it affecting minorities) do not garner national attention quite clearly. I am glad - and happy! - to see you embracing the plight of poor minorities however.
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    News outlets fall all over themselves to cover horrific crimes because, frankly, there's a big audience for sensational stories. So naturally, abortion foes have been wondering why the national media -- this newspaper included -- haven't jumped all over the indictment and trial of Dr. Kermit B. Gosnell in Philadelphia.
    Regardless of where you come down in the debate over abortion, you should still be discouraged that at least one aspect of the Gosnell story didn't get the "60 Minutes" treatment from someone in the national media. Namely, why is it that the state of Pennsylvania -- hardly a bastion of liberalism on the subject of abortions -- ignored so many complaints and warnings about Gosnell's clinic? Was there no oversight from within the medical profession? And if the grand jury's report offers an accurate picture, how is it that a facility that harmed so many people could go unnoticed by authorities for so long?
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    It actually DID get national attention when he was arrested. I read it on my local news website over two years ago. "Philadelphia abortion doctor charge with murder," the headline reads. It was published at 4:00am on Thursday, January 20, 2011.

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    Do I need daily reminders on my news feed that he's finally on trial, finally coming to justice? No. I find no outrage in that. The outrage would be if he was not being prosecuted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    And they can't report on it without showing slaughtered babies? They do it all the time for other murder cases. The photos from the Boston bombing were just as horrific but they didn't hold back on that did they. How are people going to clamor for changes in the leadership if the media isn't reporting on it?
    Actually, some papers DID hold back. There are pictures of the scene on the street that have been photoshopped to remove gore. Also, in no way would I find a picture of a badly bleeding, injured person or persons to be in the same ballpark as a massacred, dismembered, bloody, dead baby in a garbage can. Sorry. Can't do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ClairesMommy View Post
    Actually, some papers DID hold back. There are pictures of the scene on the street that have been photoshopped to remove gore. Also, in no way would I find a picture of a badly bleeding, injured person or persons to be in the same ballpark as a massacred, dismembered, bloody, dead baby in a garbage can. Sorry. Can't do it.
    So you are saying that those same papers that held back those pictures can't report this story without posting gory pictures even though they manage to do it on other stories?

    Its strange that they are able to manage to do it in the stories they are running now after they finally got the message and started to cover it.
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    I still don't know what you mean by "started to cover it." It's on the AP news feed, which means it's being delivered to all AP subscribers, which is nearly every TV station, print newspaper, and online news source in the country. I found many days of coverage on all of the news outlets that I read on a regular basis. Are they all reporting on it every single day? No, they reported when it started, they've reported a few key bits here & there, and they'll all surely report on the verdict. Most of the rest of the country doesn't really care about the in-between.

    And I can't believe that the anti-choice side is using this situation as an argument that abortion shouldn't be legal. This is exactly what was happening to women as recently as 40 years ago. If you weren't rich enough to be able to buy a "medically necessary" abortion from a hospital, or to leave the country to get one, then you took your chances with doctors like this that poor, desperate women everywhere can seem to find. Closing down real, legal, safe abortion clinics and cutting off Medicaid funding for abortions (the cost is about the same as a month of TANF) is precisely *why* this monster was in business, why he *had* a business. Not everyone who ends up pregnant is happy about it, or willing to be pregnant and give birth just to hand her baby over to someone else, or wanting to risk being involved with an abusive ex who happened to be the one to impregnate her. One in three U.S. women will have had an abortion before she turns 45. Look around. Most of us are very, very happy & relieved that our only choice was *not* a Mr. Gosnell.

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