Shawn Mitchell

Our professional talking class wasn’t particularly interested in an infanticidist butcher with an astonishing rap sheet: He gave preferential treatment to whites over blacks; he infected women with venereal diseases from dirty equipment; dealt drugs on the street out of his clinic; employed unqualified teens to serve patients and administer drugs; taught them how to snip infant spines with scissors; and he coldly, savagely killed hundreds of born, viable babies, while negligently killing at least one mother.

In the end, the “House of horrors” was brought down inadvertently by a federal drug bust.

The indictment against Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell defies even a sinister imagination.  The indictment of the national media, on the other hand, defies originality; they ignored a story that didn’t fit their agenda.

Actually, it’s worse than that. The Philadelphia infanticide story is like Benghazi: Big Media is violently allergic to anything that diminishes its heroes or its heroic causes.

But this?  Where were eager reporters and stories about the slaughter of hundreds of black babies born alive in a Philadelphia butchery?  Where are shocking reports of snipped spines, amputated feet in formaldehyde jars, bloody floors, wailing humans spending their last terrified seconds before a whiskered ghoul knifed, cut, or scissored them? Or just dumped them in a toilet.

Where are the talking heads condemning this depravity? Where is the president solemnly calling for us to do better as a nation?

Whether you consider yourself pro-life or pro-choice, the savagery on record here is anti-human. But there’s been little in the national papers, near total silence from the networks. No honest rationale can defend the blackout.

It’s worse than just looking away. It exposes several shades of hypocrisy.

Consider how the media would  treat an undeniable monster in any other line of work. Imagine, say, a West Philly gun seller whose contempt for law and humanity horrifies all decent citizens, including other gun sellers. He laughingly sells to children; to drug dealers; he gives tips on the most lethal or the most painful parts of the body to shoot. He ignores all required standards.

One day, an illegal buyer walks out the door and shoots a mother and baby. The gun dealer is on trial for murder.

Do you think, perhaps, the networks would find him extraordinarily relevant to the rest of the firearms industry? A morality tale with important lessons? An occasion to demand new laws and stricter regulation of gun sales?

Shawn Mitchell

Shawn Mitchell was elected to Senate District 23 in the Colorado General Assembly in November of 2004. Shawn is an attorney at private practice in Denver and Adams County.