Washington Post executive editor admits it should be covering Gosnell trial

The legacy media blackout of the horrific trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell's alleged multiple murders of infants born alive is finally seeing a little light. Yesterday, I recommended shaming the media, and it now appears that something like shame and even regret is beginning to dawn in the more enlightened corners of the vestigial media. Erik Wempe, a media blogger for the Washington Post, writes: (hat tip: Hot Air)

Not long after the Erik Wemple Blog lamented that mainstream media organizations haven't responded to our inquiries about coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial, we can report having received one response - from within the building here at 15th and L streets NW.

Martin Baron, executive editor of the Post, tells the Erik Wemple Blog:

We believe the story is deserving of coverage by our own staff, and we intend to send a reporter for the resumption of the trial next week. In retrospect, we should have sent a reporter sooner.

As Wempe notes, the broadcast networks, which still dominate to the low information voters' mindshare, have not yet breached the cofferdam around the story, so mist people have not yet heard of the cutting of innocent babies' spinal cords as they lay taking their first breaths, or the decapitation of babies, as revealed in court testimony.

But it is a start. Shame and ridicule are powerful, as Alinksy taught the left. That lesson can be used against them.

 

The legacy media blackout of the horrific trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell's alleged multiple murders of infants born alive is finally seeing a little light. Yesterday, I recommended shaming the media, and it now appears that something like shame and even regret is beginning to dawn in the more enlightened corners of the vestigial media. Erik Wempe, a media blogger for the Washington Post, writes: (hat tip: Hot Air)

Not long after the Erik Wemple Blog lamented that mainstream media organizations haven't responded to our inquiries about coverage of the Kermit Gosnell trial, we can report having received one response - from within the building here at 15th and L streets NW.

Martin Baron, executive editor of the Post, tells the Erik Wemple Blog:

We believe the story is deserving of coverage by our own staff, and we intend to send a reporter for the resumption of the trial next week. In retrospect, we should have sent a reporter sooner.

As Wempe notes, the broadcast networks, which still dominate to the low information voters' mindshare, have not yet breached the cofferdam around the story, so mist people have not yet heard of the cutting of innocent babies' spinal cords as they lay taking their first breaths, or the decapitation of babies, as revealed in court testimony.

But it is a start. Shame and ridicule are powerful, as Alinksy taught the left. That lesson can be used against them.

 

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