Congressman on Gosnell Media Blackout: 'We Can’t Discuss the Murder of Babies in Our Country'

April 16th, 2013 6:32 PM

Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry (R) had some harsh words for the media blackout of the Kermit Gosnell murder trial in his state.

Appearing on NewsMaxTV's Steve Malzberg Show Tuesday, Perry said, "This is what we’ve come to. We can’t discuss the murder of grown women and babies in our country" (video follows with transcript and commentary):

STEVE MALZBERG, HOST: The unwillingness to even recognize what’s going on here is a huge part of the problem.

CONGRESSMAN SCOTT PERRY (R-PENNSYLVANIA): Well it is. That is indeed a huge part of the problem. They refuse to recognize any of it, and when they do, they can barely come to terms with reporting it accurately. These are live babies and these are live, full-grown women that have lost their lives, and they refuse to discuss it. I brought it to the House floor on Friday morning, and at that point, I named all the major news outlets, and they refused to cover it.

This is huge news. I can tell you that I think if there was an eye doctor in some town that refused, or not refused, but that saw certain patients of one color or of one race in one room and then another race in another room with a different standard, that would be front page news. But in this case, because it’s live babies being killed and the abortion argument and political correctness disallows us in this country to have an honest discussion about the things that are actually happening.

This is what we’ve come to. We can’t discuss the murder of grown women and babies in our country. At the score, at this point it’s scores of them. I mean, the guy got rid of all the records. We don’t know if it’s a hundred or a thousand or what it is.

As Malzberg observed, Gosnell could be the biggest mass murderer in the history of this nation, but some in the media still don't care.