HuffPost Live Host Admits: ‘I Do Think That Those of Us on the Left Have Made a Decision Not to Cover’ Gosnell Trial

Nearly five weeks into arguably the most horrific abortion trial in American history, the national media is finally covering the story surrounding Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s “House of Horrors.” Many believe the mainstream media was “shamed” into covering the trial, while others deny this to be the case.

During a HuffPost Live segment on Tuesday, host Marc Lamont Hill was honest about his take on the initial media blackout.

“For what it’s worth, I do think that those of us on the left have made a decision not to cover this trial because we worry that it’ll compromise abortion rights,” Hill said. “Whether you agree with abortion or not, I do think there’s a direct connection between the media’s failure to cover this and our own political commitments on the left. I think it’s a bad idea, I think it’s dangerous, but I think that’s the way it is.”

“Strong words from a host on a left-leaning outlet,” Washington Post columnist Erik Wemple writes, who appeared on HuffPost Live during the segment.

Watch the relevant portion of segment via HuffPost Live below:

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(H/T: Washington Post)