Not writing on Boston. It is a local crime story for now
Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin opened a can of worms yesterday afternoon after the news hit that a double bombing occurred near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. She did this in response to the lefts argument on the lack of coverage in the Gosnell murder trial. The left has bent over backwards to say that Gosnell is local story and didn't warrant national coverage.
I actually was having a back and forth with someone on twitter over the weekend about this very topic, I asked her if the name Casey Anthony rang a bell, and also asked her to google the name Jodi Arias and see how many hits she gets. Her response to me was only that she doesn't waste her time engaging "antis". Well when you consider that this argument cannot be defended in any shape or form. We have a long history as a country of giving criminal trials loads of media coverage, OJ and Charles Manson just to name two more. It is a justification and a very poor one at that.
Was this in poor taste? Yes, obviously it was. But, there is truth in the point that she was trying to make. Kermit Gosnell is on trial for 8 murders, seven of which were newborn babies who had their spinal cords cuts. He committed acts of absolute barbarism, there is no other way to describe what he did. The acts of Jeffrey Dahmer were put over the airwaves on a regular basis, and that too was a "local trial". There is one reason and one reason only that the Gosnell trial has not been widely reported, it is about abortion. A sacred "right" to most people on the left. If more people heard that this type of things are happening in this country on the scale that they are happening we just may have a "national discussion" on abortion rights. The media have decided to protect that over doing their jobs.
If people hear this story, they just may put political pressure on state governments to more closely monitor abortion clinics. If people hear this story they will ask themselves why were the complaints against this man ignored for so long? If people hear this story they will ask how a clinic that was right out in the open and run by a man who was considered a good man in his community was allowed to run for so long. If people hear this story they just may ask themselves why they support legal abortion. If people hear the story of the baby that was screaming before being murdered they may just question the mantra of the left that abortion is not used as a form of birth control. If people hear the joke reportedly made by Gosnell that one of the babies was large enough to walk him to the bus stop, they just may to look inside themselves and ask why this allowed to happen in this country.
People may just start to question the usual memes you are told about abortion. Legal, safe, and rare. One of the doctors that the prosecution put on the stand as an "expert" on abortion said he has performed 40,000 abortions during his 33 year practice. There is nothing rare about that number. That is a number that is hard to wrap your head around. There is nothing safe about what Gosnell and his goons did. Nor can this be considered "healthcare", another one of the things that left trots out when talking about this topic.
People will have to ask themselves about the racial overtones to this story. Gosnell, a black man, treated his white suburban "patients" differently and better than the minority poorer counterparts. People may start to realize that abortion is actually big business in this country. There is loads of money to be made. There are people out there who profit at the hands of women who are making very difficult choices. People may actually take a look at the documentary made about this case where women describe how they were told by Gosnell that abortion was a normal thing, ain't no thing. Have two, have five across your lifetime. What's the diff? They will hear the women who were victims of Gosnell and how he isn't being tried for things that he has done to most of them.
Again, this was in poor taste. But the bar was set last week by the left. Apparently the "right" to abortion is more important than giving the people of this country the truth about abortion in this country. If we start asking questions, they are afraid of the answers that some will come up with.