Via Ace, here’s MSNBC’s excuse for ignoring the trial of abortionist and accused serial killer Kermit Gosnell.

Lauren Skowronski, an MSNBC spokeswoman, said her network was paying attention to the story, but added, “We don’t cover criminal trials to the extent of others in cable news.”

Oh. So that’s why Chris Matthews jumped all over the possibility that the Texas DA killings had connections to a white supremacist group?

That’s why MSNBC hasn’t been all over the Trayvon Martin case? They’ve run dozens and dozens of stories and even a racist open letter from Melissa Harris-Perry, because MSNBC doesn’t cover criminal trials to the extent of others in cable news.

They just ran entire prison documentaries on weekends for years on end.

Got it.

In MSNBC’s case, the simplest explanation for the network’s lack of coverage is that the evidence cuts against the left’s position on abortion, and the defendant is black.