On the morning of December 14, 2012, a crazed twenty year old man entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and murdered twenty children and six adults.
The firestorm that engulfed the nation after the killings was carried by every national and local news outlet across the country. Politicians in Washington began immediate hearings as to whether they should ban certain types of guns, or reduce the number of bullets a gun’s magazine could hold.
President Obama attended the memorial service for the victims, which was broadcast live by national news outlets. He has since traveled back to Newtown and has flown a number of the parents who lost children in the shooting back to D.C. to attend a speech on gun control—all of which garnered national news attention.
Parents of the Newtown victims have appeared before Congress, on national radio and television shows, and been interviewed by every major newspaper in the country. Good. It was right for the national media to focus on the murdered children and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary—its violence was a shock to the American soul.
But the national media’s outrage is suspect, because it is selfish and selective.
Why hasn’t the national media focused its attention on the trial of Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortion doctor who is accused of murdering at least one hundred children born alive by snipping their spinal cords, effectively beheading them, with scissors?
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