The Corner

Gosnell & The Memory Hole

Obviously, the broadcast media is entirely justified in covering the events in Boston right now. But it’s worth at least ackowledging that at almost precisely the moment the Gosnell story broke through into the mainstream press, it is once again being backburnered. Again, I don’t think this is deliberate. The Boston story is breaking and important news. But if you can stomach reading this all the way through, never mind past the headline, I think you’ll agree the Gosnell story deserves to come back to fore when this chapter in the Boston saga concludes. I won’t excerpt it because it’s too rough for some people. 

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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