Mollie Hemingway finally got a reporter to respond to why there is a blackout on the Kermit Gosnell story. She asked the Washington’s Post health policy reporter — who has in the past written multiple stories on Sandra Fluke and Todd Akin — why she hadn’t done any stories on Gosnell, and her response was:
Hi Molly – I cover policy for the Washington Post, not local crime, hence why I wrote about all the policy issues you mention.
So, that’s the best they have. “Local crime story.” Jim Geraghty had a nice riff on this. And that’s why most of the media are just completely ignoring any questions on Gosnell rather than even answer why they’re not reporting on the story as they can’t really come up with a coherent reason beyond “I’m a soulless, partisan hack.”