Emails have been leaked that show that National Public Radio (NPR) refused to allow a potential sponsor to use the term “abortion doctor” in an ad referring to the notorious abortionist Kermit Gosnell, even though NPR had used the term numerous times in the past in their own stories about him.
A few times NPR has used the term “abortion doctor” in the headlines of their stories:
- “Abortion Doctor Killer Appeals To Kansas High Court”
- “Training the next generation of abortion doctors”
- “Convicted Philadelphia Abortion Doctor Gets Life In Prison”
In 2013, NPR described Kermit Gosnell as an “abortion doctor” after a Philadelphia court convicted him of murdering babies. Last month, however, the taxpayer-funded and far-left leaning radio group rejected an ad from John Sullivan, executive producer of the new film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer (in theaters Oct. 12th), that used the exact same phrase to describe Gosnell, claiming it is not “value neutral.”
TRAILER FOR Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer:
The proposed ad was as follows, “Support for this NPR program comes from the film Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. The film is the true story of abortionist Kermit Gosnell. A story the mainstream media tried to cover up because it reveals the truth about abortion.” Sullivan was prepared to spend as much as six figures on the radio show, according to a report by The Daily Beast.
According to emails provided to The Daily Beast, NPR’s representative stated among other issues they had with the wording of Sullivan’s ad, “The word ‘abortionist’ will also need to be changed to the neutral word ‘doctor.'”
Sullivan (who co-directed Dinesh D’Souza’s first two documentaries) in trying to compromise with NPR proposed using the term “abortion doctor” to describe Gosnell, reasoning that this term is simply a descriptive term and one that is morally neutral.
NPR refused to approve Sullivan’s ad with the language he had proposed, saying it was “Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell” or nothing at all.
NPR’s proposal instead was: “Hat Tip Distribution, with the film ‘Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer,’ based on the true story of Philadelphia doctor Kermit Gosnell. Out Friday.”
This was a deal-breaker for the filmmakers. “Our movie isn’t about a podiatrist or a cardiologist or a proctologist,” explained producer for the film Phelim McAleer. “It’s specifically about a doctor who performs abortions.”
NPR might have covered up Kermit Gosnell’s crimes, but we won’t.
— Gosnell Movie (@GosnellMovie) September 18, 2018
Gosnell was convicted by a jury in 2013 of murdering three newborn babies and contributing to the death of a female patient, in addition to numerous other crimes. He was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences for his crimes.
Gosnell’s sick abortion center operated for three decades before Philadelphia authorities uncovered the criminal activity. According to court testimony, Gosnell would perform illegal abortions on late-term unborn babies, which included live births where he would stab the newborn babies in the backs of their necks with scissors to kill them.
Gosnell’s notorious “house of horrors” abortion facility shocked the entire world, yet initially the only media outlets that would cover the story were conservative news sites.
The Associated Press reported:
“Prosecutors agreed to two life sentences without parole, and Gosnell was to be sentenced Wednesday in the death of the third baby, an involuntary manslaughter conviction in the death of a patient and hundreds of lesser counts.
“Prosecutors had sought the death penalty because Gosnell killed more than one person, and his victims were especially vulnerable given their age. But Gosnell’s own advanced age had made it unlikely he would ever be executed before his appeals ran out.”
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