Gosnell Attorney Blames Media, “Baby Factor” For Conviction

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 13, 2013   |   5:08PM   |   Philadelphia, PA

Kermit Gosnell’s attorney Jack McMahon is curiously blaming the media for today’s conviction of the abortion practitioner on three counts of murder related to abortion-infanticides.

He said he was confident in the legal system but blamed “The baby factor” for the convictions. He also blamed the media, which is odd given the stunning lack of attention it gave to the Gosnell murder trial over the last several weeks.

“The media has been overwhelmingly against [Gosnell],” he told reporters.

Still, McMahon applauded the jury for taking its job seriously: “They didn’t just come down kneejerk and find him guilty of everything, this jury, five murder counts were not guilty, so they obviously took their job seriously.”

McMahon was previously “furious” over a Fox News special report that presented an hour-long backgrounder on Gosnell and his abortion business, as well as the charges he faced in the murder trial. 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. Later, none of the jurors said they saw the special.