The defense attorney for abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell is upset the murder trial is taking so long. Today, he complained to reporters about it, attempting to make a witty comment about the time the jury is taking to reach a verdict.
After Jack McMahon made a comment about the length of the jury deliberations and trial, a reporter shot back with an equally witty retort.
#Gosnell atty Jack McMahon,on length of trial: “I had hair when this trial began.” Reporter: “There are perjury laws in this state, Jack.”
— jdmullane (@jdmullane) May 7, 2013
McMahon has been in a particularly hot mood this week during the trial and started it off with a blowup over the Fox News special that aired Friday and Sunday nights exposing the gruesome abortions and infanticides that took place at his abortion clinic.
McMahon claims the special was designed to sway members of the jury, even though jurors have been instructed to not watch or read any media coverage of Gosnell and the murder trial.
“It was irresponsible to put on that show,” Gosnell’s attorney, Jack McMahon said, according to tweets from J.D. Mullane of PhillyBurbs.com.
Sean G. O’Sullivan, of the News Journal in Delaware, tweeted, that McMahon said, “They [Fox News] should be ashamed -but shame and Fox News are not mutually exclusive.”
“McMahon’s political bias has no place in the courtroom. News reporters have a responsibility to report the news, whether this judge likes it or not,” said Operation Rescue President Troy Newman. “Besides, the jurors were repeatedly warned not to look at media reports and there is no reason to believe that they are not complying with that order. They seem to be taking their jobs as jurors seriously.”
Reports from the court now indicate none of the jurors saw the Fox News special so it appears that the issue will have no impact on the case.