Top Media in 1st Week of Trials: Gosnell, 5 Stories; Zimmerman, 203 Stories

Top Media in 1st Week of Trials: Gosnell, 5 Stories; Zimmerman, 203 Stories

George Zimmerman, left, and Trayvon Martin. (AP)

( – Some of the most elite and influential news outlets in the United States gave far more coverage to the George Zimmerman murder trial in its first week than they did to the Kermit Gosnell murder trial in its first week, revealing a coverage disparity of 40.6  to 1, or the equivalent of giving Zimmerman 3,960% more coverage than Gosnell.

A Nexis news search of certain media at the national level – ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, FOX, New York Times, Washington Post – in the first seven days of each trial, including the day before each trial started, showed there were 5 stories on the Gosnell case and 203 on the Zimmerman case.

These reports included full, extensive stories as well as shorter reports and mentions of the cases.

The abortionist Kermit Gosnell was charged with 8 counts of murder and was eventually convicted of 4 counts: 1 woman, and 3 babies that had been born alive during abortions and then had their spinal cords snipped with scissors.  The grand jury report stated there likely were “hundreds” of other baby victims over the 40-plus years that Gosnell did abortions.


Dr. Kermit Gosnell, convicted of 4 counts of murder, 3 of which involved killing babies born alive by snipping their spinal cords with scissors at his abortion office in West Philadelphia, Pa. (AP)

George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch coordinator for a community in Sanford, Fla., shot and killed Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012, and he is charged with the second-degree murder of Martin.

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In Nexis, a search was done for the combined words “Kermit Gosnell” and “abortion” and “trial” and “Philadelphia” for the period March 17 through March 23, 2013, which includes the day before the trial started.

The search showed that the New York Times ran one story on Mar. 19 on page A17. CNN did one story on The Lead with Jake Tapper show; Fox ran three stories, two on Special Report and one on The O’Reilly Factor. The Washington Post, ABC, CBS, NBC, and MSNBC did not run a story on Gosnell in the first week of the trial.

For the first week of the Zimmerman trial – June 23 through June 29, 2013 – a Nexis search was done for the combined words “George Zimmerman” and “Trayvon Martin” and “trial” and “Sanford” and “murder.”

The search showed the following reports or mentions about the Zimmerman trial by media outlet:

New York Times: 6

Washington Post: 4

CNN Newswire: 29

CNN International: 2

CNN: 112

FOX: 9


ABC: 12

CBS: 11

NBC: 12

Total: 203 stories

Source material can be found at this site.

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  1. America is emotionally and judicially dead. What in heck´s name is so important about a black junkie, as compared to 50 un armed American soldiers shot by a US born Muslim major of Arab descendence, leaving 14 dead and the rest wounded, while crying “Allahu Akbar” He didn´t ahoot more, because a young, private policewoman shot him and was shot twice in return. Afterwards, she was fired. As Americans currently reward the whistleblowers and anyone daring to face islamist terrorists. Worst of all, was that Obama, who, at the Fort Hood funerals promised to “take care” of the survivors and victims´families, informed the media that the shooting spree was just a “Working Place Accident”, thus leaving the victims and their families without due care nor compensation of any kind. This happened four years ago and, meanwhile, the murdering Islamist bstid who collected $287,000 dollars; is being paid regularily and take care of. Americans do not care, and the Trayvon Flap distracts everybody from the FORT HOOD TRAGEDY, THE MURDER OF THE LIBYAN AMBASSADOR AND HIS DEFENDING SEALS, THE BOSTON BOMBING and the more than 100 Obama´s Impeachable Crimes, as researched and reported by Peter Paton and some other patriots. Nobody cares either about Snowden, who initiated his own fight for the freedom of the Americans, who only show their indifference, while Obama, who hates everything American, keeps on the path of destruction of this great nation… Putin knows what is happening to the US.

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