Bozell Statement: NBC Protests Gosnell Trial Too Gruesome; Yet They Covered Casey Anthony

Last night, NBC Nightly News deliberately censored the grisly details of abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s alleged crimes. Claiming that they’re "too gruesome" to be discussed on television is absolute nonsense. NBC News covered the Casey Anthony child murder trial 12 times on Nightly News in 2011, including multiple graphic descriptions of that crime. If they can talk about Caylee Anthony’s body decomposing in the trunk of a car, they can talk about Gosnell "snipping" spinal cords to kill babies born alive.

The difference is that the details of this murder trial raise serious questions about abortion, the liberal media’s most sacred cow.


If NBC thinks one Gosnell story with no details is enough, they’re wrong. If CBS thinks two stories on This Morning are enough, they’re wrong. And if ABC thinks their complete blackout on World News and Good Morning America hasn’t done major damage to their brand in the eyes of the American people, they’re outright delusional.

This is what it looks like when networks have a political agenda. They are in lock-step in defense of the abortion industry. It doesn’t matter how many babies are murdered. All that matters to the Big Three is hiding the truth about the horrific violence of abortion.

Gosnell may go down as the most lethal, depraved serial killer in American history, and the nation’s three biggest television news outlets refuse to tell the truth about him. It’s disgusting on every level.

Editor's note: For our archive of coverage on Gosnell bias, click here. For today's MRC press release, click here.

Brent Bozell
Brent Bozell
Brent Bozell is the Founder and President of the Media Research Center