Published on April 20th, 20130
Why Congress ought to stay out of the Gosnell coverage
Dorian Davis, a libertarian writer, HHR contributor and journalism professor has a new piece up at The Washington Times:
It is not that the media have done a great job reporting the Gosnell case. In fact, quite the opposite. A week ago, I’d never heard of it. Then Kirsten Powers wrote a column on the media “blackout” (that’s where I read about the trial), and more outlets started to admit the deficiencies in their own coverage. Margaret Sullivan at New York Times, for instance, wrote that she had underestimated the news value of the case.
So the media is not perfect, but Congress still ought to stay out of the Gosnell coverage.