WORLD | The media and President Obama’s view through a Gosnell lens | Ken Blackwell | April 16, 2013.
Mariners have been familiar with the Fresnel lens for nearly two centuries. It refracts light from a lighthouse to magnify the life-saving capacity of the illumination.
Now, we are seeing a new kind of lens we can call a “Gosnell lens,” which refracts light in such a way that the object in view is not seen. It deflects all critical examination of what we plainly see in front of us. The Gosnell lens is named for Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial in Philadelphia for the murder of seven infants born alive and one mother. His alleged victims are all poor, mostly minority. Normally, this kind of trial—with plenty of gore—would be a major news story. After all, if it bleeds, it leads, right? Not this time.
Gosnell is an abortionist, and we have known for decades that when abortion is in the picture, all bets are off. The major news media are pro-abortion. Not just “pro-choice,” but pro-abortion. They agree in the main with Lawrence Lader, who founded NARAL Pro-Choice America: “Abortion is central to everything in life and how we want to live it.”