Were Greg Gutfeld and ‘The Five’ responsible for Gosnell cover-up?


Never mind for a minute that mass-murder trial going on in Philadelphia; today, the media and its watchdogs are putting each other on trial for ignoring the story of eight alleged murders, including seven newborns. Fox News’ “The Five” was among many outlets that discovered the story today; so, doesn’t it follow that Greg Gutfeld and his co-hosts were essentially responsible for leading the cover-up that isn’t really a cover-up? Media Matters senior fellow Eric Boehlert investigates.

.@ericboehlert oh look, U don’t just have egg on your face. U got a full blown Denver Omelette. Return to obscurity, U sad rube.

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 12, 2013

Oh, @greggutfeld that’s not “egg” on @ericboehlert’s face.

— Adam Baldwin (@adamsbaldwin) April 12, 2013

so yeah @greggutfeld concedes he ignored the #gosnell trial for 30 days. (Thats what his name-calling tweet means.) Not surprised

— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) April 12, 2013

.@ericboehlert now, you’re just lying. Did you therapist lower the dose? There must be some sort of med that fills that hole in your soul.

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 12, 2013

CNN was among those news outlets asking how such a horrifying story had escaped media coverage for so long. Does CNN count on “The Five” to break the news so that every other network and newspaper can follow-up? It seems that way, as CNN senior digital producer Steve Krakauer also called out three of “The Five” for ignoring the same story that CNN hasn’t touched.

.@ericbolling @greggutfeld @danaperino covering lack of Gosnell coverage? “The Five” covered it…zero times before today. (via @dorseyshaw)

— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) April 12, 2013

@stevekrakSteve.. thanks for watching!! I can’t blame you for not watching your lame network CNN #LifeSupport 😉

— ericbolling (@ericbolling) April 12, 2013

Would anyone else from CNN like to pile on? How about CNN contributor Donna Brazile, who entered the Gosnell fray by tweeting Media Matters’ “blame the pro-lifers” take before eventually zeroing in on “The Five” — by linking to … Media Matters.

“@mmfa: Remove legal and safe options for abortion, and women are forced to turn to people like Kermit Gosnell: mm4a.org/158E2za

— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) April 12, 2013

On Gosnell “blackout,” where were conservatives before this week? salon.com/2013/04/12/con… via @salon

— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) April 12, 2013

After Spending 21 Minutes Covering Arias Trial, Fox’s The Five Attack Media For Covering Arias But Not Gosnell mm4a.org/10ZPoOY

— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) April 12, 2013

.@donnabrazile ponders a horrible crime, & wonders: where’s my MMFA email?

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 12, 2013

We guess this is the reason Chris Hayes’ new show is called “All In.” He likes Media Matters’ post too.

Ka. Lassic. mediamatters.org/blog/2013/04/1…

— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 12, 2013

At least we finally have the answer to the question, #WhoIsKermitGosnell? Now we know: he’s that evil, evil man Greg Gutfeld and his co-hosts have been covering for. Anything to say for yourself, Gutfeld?

the tough part about being a lefty comic right now is you can’t make abortion jokes (for a week). @sarahksilverman

— GregGutfeld (@greggutfeld) April 12, 2013


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