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If President Barack Obama had a son, would he look like any of the babies Kermit Gosnell beheaded?

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If you don’t know who Kermit Gosnell is, that’s because you read the New York Times and Politico.com, and you watch network news.

Gosnell is a Philadelphia abortionist who’s currently on trial for murder. Multiple counts. The media hasn’t had much interest in him — including, yes, the Daily Caller — and more and more people are starting to wonder why.

I’ve been trying to think of what to say about it, but it’s so horrific that I can barely wrap my head around it. Kirsten Powers, writing in USA Today, does a great job of summing up the story and the national media’s non-response:

Infant beheadings. Severed baby feet in jars. A child screaming after it was delivered alive during an abortion procedure. Haven’t heard about these sickening accusations?

It’s not your fault. Since the murder trial of Pennsylvania abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell began March 18, there has been precious little coverage of the case that should be on every news show and front page. The revolting revelations of Gosnell’s former staff, who have been testifying to what they witnessed and did during late-term abortions, should shock anyone with a heart.

NBC-10 Philadelphia reported that, Stephen Massof, a former Gosnell worker, “described how he snipped the spinal cords of babies, calling it, ‘literally a beheading. It is separating the brain from the body.” One former worker, Adrienne Moton, testified that Gosnell taught her his “snipping” technique to use on infants born alive.

Massof, who, like other witnesses, has himself pleaded guilty to serious crimes, testified “It would rain fetuses. Fetuses and blood all over the place…”

A Lexis-Nexis search shows none of the news shows on the three major national television networks has mentioned the Gosnell trial in the last three months…

Let me state the obvious. This should be front page news.

Read the whole thing. Then read this, this, and this. Then ask yourself why the same media that has given Newtown ferocious, nonstop coverage for months, and has tried to shame you into agreeing with their proposed solution for it, is showing absolutely no interest in these butchered children. They used to say, “If it bleeds, it leads.” But apparently, it all depends on whose blood can help the left achieve their policy goals.

And then, if you wouldn’t mind:

Matt Lewis has more.

Update: Courtesy of John Nolte, here’s the reserved press seating at the Gosnell trial:

Update: “If these children are being born alive, I, at least, have confidence that a doctor who is in that room is going to make sure that they’re looked after.” — Illinois state senator Barack Obama in 2002, arguing against legislation to protect babies born alive

Update: Mollie Hemingway asked WaPo’s health policy reporter, Sarah Kliff, why she hasn’t so much as mentioned the name Kermit Gosnell. Kliff replied:

I cover policy for the Washington Post, not local crime…

Well, all crimes are local until the news trucks pull up. And I’d say the Gosnell trial raises a policy issue or two.

What’s worse, as Hemingway discovered when she did a little digging on Kliff’s reporting about murdered abortionist George Tiller:

Yeah, but that’s different. Never mind why.