New York Times Pulls Reporter From Daily Coverage of Gosnell Murder Trial

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 17, 2013   |   6:48PM   |   Philadelphia, PA

No sooner did the New York Times send a reporter to cover the murder trial of embattled abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell did the Gray Lady pull the reporter from daily coverage. Instead, the venerable newspaper will cover only “highlights” of the trail, which has weeks left to go.

Local reporter JD Mullane of the Bucks County Courier Times, sent a tweet late Wednesday afternoon indicating the Times was pulling its reporter.

“New York Times bails on daily coverage #Gosnell trial. Will cover “highlights” only,” he wrote.

Mullane indicated other mainstream media outlets would continue covering the abortion doctor’s trial: “Phila Inquirer, CNN, Reuters, WaPo, AP, NBC10, Phila Mag, other scribes still attending #Gosnell trial.”

This reporter asked Mullane why the Times was yanking its man on the scene and LifeNews received a reply from Jim McCarthy indicating he talked to the NYT reporter who will be pulled.



“I asked their reporter: @tripgabriel NYT will cover highlights,” he said. Gabriel, on his Twitter profile, indicates he is a “New York Times national correspondent covering DC & mid-Atlantic states.”

LifeNews asked Gabriel why the Times pulled him and received confirmation that he will not cover the Gosnell trial on a daily basis. After all, the Time has “other stories to cover.”


Just days ago, the public editor of the New York Times talked about the newspaper’s lack of coverage and indicated a reporter would be assigned.