As the conduit for those who seek to eliminate reproductive rights for American women, Fox News eagerly responded to "pro-life" complaints that the national media wasn't providing sufficient coverage of the trial of an abortion doctor who was eventually convicted of three counts of murder. For Fox it was a win-win. They were able to advance their meme of mainstream media bias (ahem) as well as promote the "pro-life" view that what Dr. Gosnell did is representative of all abortion clinics. Now that Phelim McAleer, whose movies promote anti-climate change and pro-fracking interests, is doing a movie about Gosnell, Fox didn't waste a minute in promoting the movie and McAleer's claim about having been censored by a crowdfunding source. Last night, Megyn Kelly continued to push the Fox Gosnell agitprop and, in so doing, might have provided a new media crowdsource for McAleer's movie!
Prior to Kelly's show, Fox News introduced the movie via a Fox Nation article headlined "MOVIE: America's Biggest Serial Killer." It isn't surprising that Fox would be promoting this flick because the movie, in addition to focusing on the trial, will "describe the scant attention the establishment media gave to Gosnell’s killing spree until very late in the trial.” (Oh, the librul media.) But McAleer ran into a bit of a stumbling block in that his original planned crowdfunding source, Kickstarter, asked him to remove, from his documentary, the phrase "1,000 babies stabbed to death." (The Grand Jury report cites hundreds of "snippings.") Kickstarter told McAleer that his film violated their "community guidelines" and he's now using Fox tell his sad story of persecution.
"Truth Detector" Kelly opened with video of McAlee(sporting a jaunty reporter's hat?) telling the audience that Gosnell was "the most prolific serial killer in American history" which is lie because Gosnell wasn't a sociopath who chose victims for no other reason than the desire to kill. He was providing a service for poor, pregnant women who, in their desperation, availed themselves to his butchery. And even if he were a serial killer, he was certainly not "the biggest." McAleer then accused the media of ignoring his crime and his trial.
Kelly began by describing McAleer as a filmmaker who is "asking for donations" for his Gosnell movie. After noting Gosnell's conviction, she added "he was accused of killing many, many more but a lot of people have never heard his name." In tossing to Kirsten Kelly was sporting her mighty pisssed face while Powers described the Kickstarter issue. Kelly squinted when she said "when you look at Hollywood today, when you look at these films, you have to wonder about a double standard." (Is Kelly talking about fiction because this movie purports to be a documentary?)
Powers agreed and accused Kickstarter of promoting violent movies and "the issue here seems to be about abortion." Powers didn't mention that Kickstarter has rejected what they believe to be offensive movies. When Powers said that Kickstarter claims the movie is "disrespectful," Kelly chimed in "it's factual." As they spoke the chyron read "Filmmakers Raising Money for Film on Abortion Dr. Gosnell." Kelly said "whatever side you're on, you have to recognize the sensitivity of the issue." Powers wanted to know "how does this not merit a movie." She noted that Kickstarter backed down "because they were shamed by the media" but McAleer couldn't go along with their new requiements. Kelly responded "it shows you what some folks are up against."
It seems that McAleer no longer has a beef because, since he quit Kickstarter, he has raised almost $200,000 on a new platform which is cited in the article accompanying the Fox News Insider video. Major anti-choice websites are pimping the movie as well as the new crowdsource site. And now, America's "fair & balanced" "news" network is helping out. Who says Fox News can't do some sweet community organizing!