CBS Ends Blackout on Gosnell Trial, Spotlights How 'Firestorm' Went 'Viral'

Matthew Balan | April 15, 2013
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CBS finally ended their on-air coverage blackout of the Kermit Gosnell's murder trial on the 15 April 2013 edition of CBS This Morning, a month after opening arguments began. Jan Crawford acknowledged that the Gosnell case "has received little national news coverage", and pointed out how conservatives "accused the media of ignoring the story because what it called a bias in favor of abortion rights", and how those "charges went viral on Twitter".

Crawford even played a sound bite from a former attorney for the murder suspect questioning the national news media's lack of coverage of the trial: "A case involving a medical doctor charged with eight counts of murder would seem to me that just that fact pattern would make national news."

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.