Rep. Blackburn: Gosnell 'One of the Most Tragic Murder Stories of Our Time;' Where Are the Media?

May 10, 2013 - 4:41 PM

Rep. Marsha Blackburn tells MRCTV that she's trying to find out why major media aren't covering the murder trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell.

"I had  71 of my colleagues join me on the letter to the executives of ABC, NBC, CBS asking why they have not been covering this story," Rep. Blackburn told MRCTV.

The only response she received was "a phone call from the president of CBS," Rep. Blackburn said.

The congresswoman voiced concerned that the media has focused on more trivial human interest stories, instead of this one of "life and death."

"This is a public safety issue." "We want to know why are they covering the snow cone kings, why are they covering these other stories that certainly are human interest stories - but, they are not public safety stories they are not life and death issues."

"We're talking about people being murdered. I think this will be one of the most tragic murder stories of our time."

"One is forced to say, my goodness, is this because we're talking about poor women in minority neighborhoods or is it because the media is trying to protect the abortion business?"

Asked which she thinks is the case, Rep. Blackburn replied:

"I'm waiting to hear from the networks as to what their decision was."

There are "a lot of unanswered questions about" what Department of Health did about complaints received about Gosnell's clinic, she said.

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