Press Scramble to Cover Gosnell Trial

All those pieces demanding coverage of the trial of the Dr. Kermit Gosnell had an effect. Multiple outlets are now covering the case of the abortion doctor accused of delivering and killing seven viable fetuses, as well as killing one woman from medical neglect. “It’s come to my attention that media coverage of this case has increased,” Judge Jeffrey P. Minehart told the courtroom Monday. Reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Fox News filled the courtroom. The trial has been under way for almost a month but hadn’t received widespread national attention until a USA Today op-ed demanded that the media start covering the story. Conservative commentators accused the media of covering up the story because of its gruesome depictions of abortion.