Sister Mary Ann Walsh: Media Challenge Their Own
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Kirsten Powers, a USA Today opinion writer, and Conor Friedersdorf, a staff writer at The Atlantic, proved their journalistic chops last week. The two writers challenged fellow journalists to give appropriate coverage to the horrific details of the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in the City of Brotherly Love. The trial began March 18. Powers' opinion piece was brief, about 600 words, but packed a wallop. Titled "We've forgotten what belongs on Page One," it notes that the horror of barbaric, illegal, late-term abortions reached unprecedented levels for modern times in Gosnell's Philadelphia abortion mill. It also argued that national media seem to be ignoring the ghoulish tale.
Friedersdorf, in a more than 3,800-word essay, titled "Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story," plows through a sickening grand jury report of the deaths of babies and women.
The grand jury report describes late-term babies born alive during abortion attempts, and then being "s
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