CBS News has finally sent a national reporter to cover the murder trial of abortion practitioner Kermit Gosnell.
As local reporter JD Mullane of the Bucks County Courier Times tweeted today:
Source: CBS News sending national correspondent Jim Axelrod to #Gosnell trial in Philadelphia.
— jdmullane (@jdmullane) May 2, 2013
CBS was criticized for devoting only 13 seconds of its national broadcast to covering the Gosnell trial, and NBC and ABC were even worse. As Newsbusters previously reported:
For the first time in over a week, CBS covered the murder trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell on Wednesday’s CBS This Morning. But instead of a full report, as on April 15, Norah O’Donnell read a news brief that lasted just 13 seconds on the trial judge dismissing three of the murder charges against the Philadelphia physician.
ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today on Wednesday failed to cover this noteworthy development in the case. Neither broadcast network has aired one second of reporting on the Gosnell trial on their morning and evening newscasts.
The transcript of Norah O’Donnell’s news brief from Wednesday’s CBS This Morning:
NORAH O’DONNELL: The Philadelphia Inquirer says the judge in the trial of abortion Doctor Kermit Gosnell has dismissed three of seven murder counts. The judge has not stated why. Gosnell is accused of killing babies born alive, and the remaining counts will go to the jury.