→ Why Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s Trial Should Be a Front-Page Story – Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic

This is one of the most horrifying things I have ever read. The sanitized version is that a doctor who performed what he called “late-term abortions” is on trial for murder. The descriptions of the procedures, however, are simply horrifying. Though The Atlantic piece is worth reading, please be advised that it is an extremely unsettling read.

Erick Erickson tackled the media blackout on this story earlier today:

Had Kermit Gosnell killed dogs, HLN would be giving it wall to wall coverage as they do all sorts of sensational trials. Nancy Grace would be in full outrage mode every night through the course of the trial. It’s sad that a man who engaged in horrific acts of barbarism will never be as known to the public as Casey Anthony or George Zimmerman because Gosnell’s crime is viewed as less than a crime by the vast majority of the producers of American news.

My hope is that the news producers are simply unaware of the events and, if any of those news producers actually read the court documents, they too would be horrified.