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72 lawmakers to ABC, NBC, CBS: Explain failure to cover abortionist Kermit Gosnell
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Seventy-two members of Congress on Wednesday sent letters to executives at three major networks — ABC, CBS, NBC — expressing outrage at their blatant avoidance of Kermit Gosnell’s grisly abortion trial.
Calling it a purposeful blackout, the legislators said they were “profoundly appalled” at the networks’ bias, The Daily Caller reported.
“The broadcasters’ blackout of the Planned Parenthood infanticide lobbying scandal and the Gosnell ‘House of Horrors’ murder trial are the biggest and most politically motivated media cover-ups in our nation’s history,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, as reported by The Daily Caller. “Censorship and media bias allows the corrupt abortion industry to profit at the expense of innocent women and children. The mainstream media has a responsibility to report the truth, not turn a blind eye to the biggest civil rights issue of our time.”
Witnesses at the trial have said that Mr. Gosnell instructed them on the best way to cut babies’ necks to ensure death. Mr. Gosnell is charged with killing seven babies and one adult woman, and testimony as his trial enters its fifth week has been gruesome at times.
The lawmakers also wrote, The Daily Caller reported: “Surely … [the details of the trial] meet your threshold criteria for a national news segment. Yet, despite this obvious fact, coverage of these stories has eluded your news divisions. … We see no excuse for your failure to report these stories other than blatant media bias.”
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