Network Coverage: Rutgers 41 Min. Gos...

Network Coverage: Rutgers 41 Min. Gosnell 0 Min.

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Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#1 Apr 9, 2013
The Rutgers basketball story continues to transfix the media, and why shouldn’t it? Mike Rice, the disgraced former Rutgers basketball coach allegedly killed a woman and at least seven viable, born-alive babies “by plunging scissors into their spinal cords” in his filthy, macabre “house of horrors” abortion clinic.

Oh wait, my mistake. Rice was fired last week from Rutgers over video of him shoving, kicking and yelling at his players, throwing basketballs at them and – most damning – using “homophobic slurs.” That’s made Rice the most notorious villain in America. And in one week it earned him 36 network news stories clocking in at 41 minutes, 26 seconds of air time on ABC, CBS and NBC.

Now, had Rice been accused of killing a woman and eight babies, he’d be enjoying the same anonymity as Kermit Gosnell– provided the killings were carried out in an abortion clinic. Gosnell is the West Philadelphia abortionist who ran an unimaginable charnel house of a “clinic,” for 30 years. Witnesses testified that he may have murdered over 100 babies outside the womb. Gosnell’s trial, underway for weeks, has featured wrenching testimony and horrific details. And it has received exactly zeroseconds of airtime on the broadcast networks.

Let’s break it out by network.


Rutgers: 8 min., 1 sec.
Gosnell: 0 min., 0 sec.


Rutgers: 14 min., 27 sec.
Gossnell: 0 min., 0 sec.


Rutgers: 18 min., 58 sec.
Gosnell: 0 min., 0 sec

Last week, Media Research Center founder Brent Bozell and 20 other leaders of the conservative movement publicly demanded the networks end their blackout of the Gosnell trial. They haven’t. Perhaps they’ve been too traumatized by Rutgers and the “shocking videotapes,” as ABC’s Jenna Wolfe called them on “Good Morning America” April 6. NBC’s Erica Hill also called them “shocking” on that morning’s “Today.” At CBS “This Morning” on April 3, anchor Norah O’Donnell found the video “stunning.”

“We`ve all been in environments, basketball courts, locker rooms, where the coaches can get fiery, they can get animated with you, CBS special correspondent James Brown allowed,“but putting your hands on a player and engaging in that kind of – those kind of homophobic slurs and abusive behavior, you don`t treat animals that way.”

And you certainly don’t call them “faggot” or “fairy.” Rice’s bullying might have been excused had he not used those terms. In fact, they merited a special apology from Rutgers President Robert Barchi “to the LGBT community and all of us who share their values for the homophobic slurs shown on that video. I personally know how hurtful that language can be.”

ABC was so troubled by the antics of an overbearing basketball coach that on the April 5 “World News Tonight,” correspondent David Muir promised that the network’s “20/20” news magazine show “is now exploring the bigger question, the conversation started by that tape this week. How common is this bad behavior, how early does it start?”

And explore it they did, with Muir talking to “a mother devastated by that video the nation watched this week. Her son towering over that Rutgers coach, but still defenseless.” Stacy Williams, the mother of Rutgers player Austin Johnson, told Muir,“We have to now empower our children to say enough is enough and that we are not gonna stand idly by because you dangled a scholarship in our hands and allow you to get away with all manners of evil.”

“All manners of evil”… like severing a newborn’s spinal cord? Like JB said,“you don`t treat animals that way.”

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Oliver Canterberry

Chillicothe, OH

#2 Apr 9, 2013
The Liberal media is in full damage control mode. Never mind that a woman lost her life at the hands of this abortionist. That is an ugly little fact that must be mitigated so as not to influence the public perception of abortion as a clean and safe procedure. And forget about any mention of the babies that were actually born and then killed with surgical scissors. Such acknowledgement would put too much focus on the humanity of the aborted, further endangering the public perception of the practice. The fact is that abortion is an invasive procedure that puts a woman at risk while taking another life. This "doctor" made quite a profit performing these procedures. The existence of legal abortions on demand enslaves women as it keeps the burden and responsibility for birth control squarely on their shoulders and keeps them in unequal relationships with the men who sent them to the abortionists to begin with. If abortions went away, by necessity, women would shift the burden to their men. Perhaps they would require them to get vasectomies. Women would become empowered almost immediately and they would get more committed, sexually responsible men as their partners.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#3 Apr 9, 2013
What type of country has America become?

The media’ obsession of Rutgers University men’s basketball coach Mike Rice is everywhere–television, print, social. Politicians, like New Jersey governor Chris Christie and state senator Stephen Sweeney, are falling over themselves to for heads at the university to roll. I get it. The man’s behavior was terrible.

What troubles me is why Rice and Rutgers deserve more attention from the media than doctor Kermit Gosnell, who is on trial for eight counts of murder related to his abortion clinic in Philadelphia. Gosnell apparently made a fortune running a slaughterhouse. It went unnoticed for decades. How many clinics are being run like Gosnell’s in this country? Isn’t it worth a look into by the media and politicians? How much of this story have you seen on the evening news? I bet not nearly as much as you have seen about Rice.

It is also disturbing that the media and our elected officials think the Rice story is more important than what went down at Columbia University, where former Weather Underground radical Kathy Boudin–who spent 22 years in prison for an armored-car robbery that killed two cops and a Brinks guard–has been hired as an adjunct professor at the School of Social Work. This woman is now charged with shaping the minds of young adults. Is she reformed? What standards apply at Columbia and other universities? And what message does this send throughout our country? Again, compared with Rice, the coverage and political outcry has been scant.

How did we get to the point where Rutgers and Rice is a more important story–at least in terms of the response from the media and politicians–than Gosnell and Boudin?
hey nnow

Columbus, OH

#4 Apr 9, 2013
Kermit Gosnell is a black killer of other blacks who donates to other blacks who want to increase the killing of even more blacks. No need to publish or expose Kermit's crimes as they are crimes of blackdom. On a positive note, at least the cannibalism of blacks by blacks in Liberia has not been thought of as the next civil rights struggle that blacks need to agitate for here. But, you never know when an oppressed class can be conjured up for social mischief.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#5 Apr 9, 2013
The nice thing about tv is you can turn it off or change the channel any time you want. Or do like me and don't even have it in your home.

Problem solved!

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#6 Apr 9, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
The nice thing about tv is you can turn it off or change the channel any time you want. Or do like me and don't even have it in your home.
Problem solved!
Why do you hate America and black babies, Johnson?
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#7 Apr 9, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you hate America and black babies, Johnson?
Why do you hate collegiate athletes.

Clover, SC

#8 Apr 9, 2013

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