That the supposed "fair & balanced" Fox News official news services a "pro-life" agenda was underscored by their sensationalist, editorialized, and almost tabloid coverage of the Gosnell abortion case - coverage not seen on Fox during the trial of Scott Roeder, who was convicted of murdering abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller. The anti-choice movement is using the Gosnell case as ammunition in their attempts to roll back abortion rights - a crusade that is being aided and abetted by Fox News which refuses to address the reality that lack of access to safe, affordable abortion will lead to more Gosnell's. Wednesday, alleged "news" host Megyn Kelly spoke with Gosnell's attorney in a piece that could have been a discussion about the need for legal, safe abortion; but, instead, consisted of Kelly screaming at the attorney in a not very "fair & balanced" scolding which earned her praise from the radical movement that threatens women's reproductive rights. But in peddling pro-life propaganda, who cares about being fair & balanced? Certainly not Fox News!
Kelly reported on Gosnell's sentence. In true Fox fashion she also noted that "some are shocked to hear that Dr. Gosnell was quote disappointed and upset over his conviction and wondering if he expressed any such sentiment for his victims." (Kelly never asked if Scott Roeder was upset over his murder of Dr. Tiller) She introduced Gosnell's attorney Jack McMahon and said that Fox doesn't "tar the attorney with the sins of the client" and then proceeded to do just that!
After citing testimony from witnesses, she said it was "a little surreal" to hear that Gosnell was upset. McMahon responded that that was Gosnell's opinion and nothing "nefarious." Kelly wanted to know "what kind of human" could "abort babies that were thirty weeks along." Taking a page from the anti-choice playbook she asserted that "these are babies" and "no longer embryos." She wanted to know about McMahon's "experience" with Gosnell.
McMahon said that Gosnell was a good man; but things went "awry" at the clinic. After he added that Gosnell's life shouldn't be defined by this situation, Kelly moved in for the kill: "A bit awry...the testimony was that the babies were born alive...he stuck scissors in the backs of their necks." When McMahon replied that her comments weren't true, Kelly pursed her lips and said that the jury found him guilty of murder, she repeated "murder, murder of babies." Kelly shouted that she was "challenging" McMahon's assertion that (air quotes) "things went a little awry at the clinic." When McMahon spoke to the need for better oversight of abortion clinics, Kelly shouted that the "main problem was Dr. Kermit Gosnell."
McMahon disputed what Kelly was saying but admitted that the jury found Gosnell guilty. Kelly shouted "that's all we need to know." (Uh, so why are we having this conversation?) She described the fetid condition of the clinic. And being the social justice advocate that she is (ahem) she noted how different he treated women of color. To McMahon's claim that what she was saying was untrue, a sneering Kelly shouted "women had a great experience." The anti-choice movement claims that Gosnell's clinic was a late term abortion clinic and this is why late term abortions should be banned. Thus, it wasn't surprising to hear Kelly make the same claim which was refuted by McMahon who responded that most of Gosnell's abortions were not late term.
A pursed lipped Kelly engaged McMahon with "gotcha" questions relating to evidence and why Gosnell did what he did if he were "such a swell guy. She accused McMahon of "suffering from Stockholm syndrome" and screamed "because you seem to believe that this is a swell man notwithstanding the fact that he murdered little babies." She yelled (again) about how the babies were born alive. She leaned into the camera as she screamed about Gosnell sticking scissors into the babies' necks. She asked how McMahon could defend him and screamed about "babies" having rights past 24 weeks in which case "it's not between a woman and her doctor." (It is if it's related to life and health!) When McMahon supported lower limits for viability, Kelly got in the perfunctory pro-life shot at NARAL and Planned Parenthood when she commented that they oppose this.
So Kelly, an attorney, thinks that if a lawyer's client is found guilty, said lawyer must then disavow his/her client. It appears that she wants McMahon to hate Gosnell as much as she does. But she did score *points, from anti-choice crazy and Randall Terry pal, Jill Stanik, for "excoriating" McMahon. I'd say that Kelly badgered him but, hey, if Fox's pro-life pals are happy, then it's all good....Oh, and yeah, Kelly did "tar" McMahon with Gosnell's "sins." "Fair & balanced." Ya think!
*"Pro-life video of the day"
All this mindless, supposedly holier-than-thou ranting, hatred and death threats of people like Donald, Steve and Joe does absolutely nothing towards feeding, clothing and educating any kids. Wouldn’t surprise me at all to hear that they wouldn’t donate even a torn sweater to the local shelter for single mothers in the dead of winter.
And I don’t think it makes them (the ranters, etc.) feel any better than it does a dog in a cage or on a strong chain, unable to rip the object of their raging hatred to shreds. Like that mad dog, they end up spent and panting as they try to catch their breath.
A somewhat blasphemous parting shot: considering that over half the fertilised ova do not come to term, anyway, the biggest abortionist of all by their definition would be Mother Nature or – if one is so inclined – God.
But isn’t it nice that he would be on Megyn Kelly’s side.
And you should do some actual research on abortion. It is not “baby killing”. It is a medical procedure to terminate a pregnancy, almost always in the early stages, for a variety of reasons. Many times, the reasons have to do with a real threat to the health or even the life of a mother. Other times, the fetus is the result of an attack on the mother. Other times, the fetus has developed such severe problems that it cannot survive. This is not the black-and-white issue you are presenting it to be. Or is it your position that women should be forced to carry a pregnancy to term and give birth at the risk of their own lives, even when the baby will either be challenged to even survive or when the baby is the result of the mother being brutally attacked? You’re not calling those women names for having a medical procedure that likely would save their lives, are you?
Why would she be upset over that babykilling abortionist George Tiller going to meet his Maker? George Tiller reaped what he sowed, he murdered innocent babies and someone shot him. Scott Roeder did a good, righteous and just thing when he stopped that babykilling abortionist. Your lust for dead babies is despicable.