The Los Angeles Times and the #Gosnell Blackout

“Following up on my previous entry, “Mainstream Media Reporting on #Gosnell: ‘Did You Guess Zero? You Win!‘,” I decided to search for “Kermit Gosnell” at the Los Angeles Times — and it’s more of the same. Until yesterday you would have found “0 Search Results for ‘Kermit Gosnell’.” This morning you’ll find two results, and one of those is for the photograph on a story that itself is a story on the mainstream media’s #Gosnell blackout. Can you say meta-journalism? See, “Dr. Kermit Gosnell abortion case: Why no national media spotlight?” And you gotta love the explanation from the Times’ Jon Healey, suggesting that perhaps this wasn’t really a national abortion story because #Gosnell’s abortions weren’t legal. That is, only abortion stories on legal abortion are news worthy, or something?”

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