The media held a collective pity party for themselves yesterday, printing a series of editorials that championed the “free press” against the relentless assaults of President Trump. Their legitimate beef with the President aside, it seems to me that the mainstream press could do more for their reputation if they spent a little less time coordinating attacks against the White House and a little more time covering big stories even if they challenge their preferences. That is, after all, what a truly “free press” would do.
And as evidenced by the words of movie director Phelim McAleer, it’s precisely what major American media is not doing:
“This is one of the biggest stories I’ve ever seen, I’ve ever heard about, and there was no coverage at all… I just assumed then once he was convicted, that there was going to be a mega movie, because why wouldn’t you make a movie out of this? So I waited and waited and I realized, wow, no one’s making a movie out of this? That’s because they don’t want—Hollywood doesn’t want to touch this story or cover this story. So, if they’re not going to do it, then I should do it. We’ve done this before; we’ve been telling stories all of our lives. We’ll just make a movie, and we did.”
The “he” McAleer refers to is the most notorious serial killer in American history. His victims number in the thousands. For perspective, Ted Bundy admitted killing 36. Jeffrey Dahmer killed 17. Dennis Rader (BTK) killed 10. Countless movies have been made about them. Yet a man whose victims numbered in the thousands, a man who kept body parts of those victims in jars as trophies, a man whose basement held bloodstained torture equipment and freezers full of human remains, gets no movie until now.
Why? Because his victims were tiny humans, delivered and tortured in macabre procedures dubbed abortion but actually manifesting as infant mutilation. Kermit Gosnell’s trial should have been the media event of the century, but the courtroom sat virtually empty. Row after row, reserved for media, was occupied only by the white pieces of paper identifying “press.”
For those who pretend that child sacrifice is not a sacrament of the progressive left, and that American media is not only complicit in protecting that sacrament but is also painfully subservient to the dogma of their ideological masters, this movie will leave you helpless in your effort to continue your willful ignorance.
It’s hard to know without seeing it whether the movie will leave you more disgusted with the abject evil that defines the character of the wicked Gosnell, or with the collusion of men and women of supposed conscience who occupy our newsrooms and remain committed to manipulating reality to suit their political designs.
Covering up embarrassing political stories is one thing. Covering up the massacre and mutilation of infants is unconscionable. If American media had any integrity at all, this movie would produce statements of apology and an abject purge of editors and producers who turned away from this shocking story.