When the anti-choice lobby whined that the media wasn't sufficiently covering the trial of Philadelphia abortion provider, Dr. Kermit Gosnell, Fox News eagerly jumped to fill the gap with saturation coverage which, in keeping with the anti-choice talking point, equated what happened in Gosnell's clinic with safe, legal abortion. Now that a right wing filmmaker is crowd sourcing a proposed Gosnell movie, Fox has eagerly jumped in to help fill the coffers. Earlier this month, Megyn Kelly, while not identifying the crowd source site, promoted the movie. And last night, Bill O'Reilly interviewed actor and Tea Party supporter Nick Searcy about Searcy's support for the movie. But unlike Kelly, O'Reilly provided the website for the crowd sourcing. Coincidence or just Bill doing his journalist thing? Hmm....
O'Reilly began by reminding the viewers of "the brutal case" of Kermit Gosnell which resulted in Gosnell's conviction for murder. He reported that Searcy wants to fund a film about Gosnell but evil, librul Hollywood "isn't exactly stepping up." After Searcy said that the contributions are doing well, he cited the website. O'Reilly commented that it's not easy to get any movie produced because of the Hollywood "pinheads" and "killing babies" isn't an "uplifting situation." He predicted that because of the nature of the movie, it might not be popular. Searcy described, with enthusiasm, how this is "true crime story" which is "gruesome, violent, and gory, terrific, and bloody" and "Hollywood loves those kinds of things." Bill, realistically, said that infanticide movies might not be a draw for most people, including him.
After praising himself for his reporting on the case, he prompted Searcy to discuss Hollywood bias towards those who are pro-life. Searcy again praised the "fascinating" nature of Gosnell who, he claimed, was "supported" by "government programs." O'Reilly agreed that the story is "compelling" because the "authorities looked the other way." He asserted that "handled properly," the film could be interesting. He concluded with the comment that "you want people to donate to get the movie made..." and asked Searcy to give the web address one more time.
It's not every crowd sourced movie that gets the "fair & balanced" Fox News' seal of approval!