Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 1:08pm
Marc Lamont Hill admits (to his credit) the obvious about the Gosnell news blackout
Erik Wemple, a media-focused columnist at WaPo, notes a frank assessment from Marc Lamont Hill:
In a HuffPost Live segment today on the issue, host Marc Lamont Hill made clear where his theoretical thinking lay:
“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. 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.
Strong words, but true.