Ed Driscoll

Today's 'It's Come to This' Moment: Snopes Verifies that Gosnell Trial Exists

“Yes, Kermit Gosnell does exist,” Jim Treacher writes:

Again and again, our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in the media find themselves being shamed into covering a big news story they don’t want sullying their uncalloused hands. They’ve been forced to talk about Rielle Hunter, Van Jones, Anthony Weiner, Jeremiah Wright, and all the other unpleasant, inconvenient stories that fall into the category Mickey Kaus has dubbed “undernews.” Those damn wingnut bloggers keep scooping them. And these gatekeepers, these guardians of truth, always spend a little time whining and mewling about it. They try to justify and/or deny their own silence.

That’s where we are right now with the story of Philadelphia abortionist and alleged mass-murderer Kermit Gosnell.

But talk about burying the lede. I had originally planned to add a link to Jim’s post at the Daily Caller as an update to the previous item on the Washington Post attempting to claim there’s no media bias, you horrible little right wing nuts you, but halfway through his post, this jaw-dropping moment occurs:

It’s not a media blackout, you ignorant teabaggers. It’s a media brownout. The trick is to cover an inconvenient news story just enough that they can point to it later (“See? See??“), but not so much that people actually find out about it.

All of which leads us to this: Snopes.com confirms that Kermit Gosnell is real.

Note to Howard Kurtz, Margaret Sullivan, and all you other “media watchdogs”: If you were doing your jobs, nobody would be asking anything like this. I don’t see Snopes verifying the existence of Adam Lanza.

Read. The. Whole. Thing.

Related: “Media on trial, too, as Gosnell trial resumes,” Thomas Lifson writes at the American Thinker. Meanwhile, here’s one way to get the news to the ultimate low-information voters: On Twitter, “Truth-tellers hijack #mtvmovieawards with #Gosnell reality checks.”