Kermit Gosnell was a local crime story to many of those outraged by this execution in Oklahoma.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) April 30, 2014
Inmate dies of heart attack after botched execution in Oklahoma. He was writhing on gurney. http://t.co/ZnJDP6V42o
— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 30, 2014
The “inmate” was one Clayton Lockett, a convicted rapist and murderer who shot a 19-year-old girl then buried her alive. Horrified reporters live-tweeted Lockett’s botched execution yesterday. Many are pointing out how the media reaction to the execution is far different than it was to the Kermit Gosnell horror story. Gosnell’s butchering of babies was infamously dismissed as a “local crime” story by the Washington Post’s Sarah Kliff.
@MZHemingway Hi Molly – I cover policy for the Washington Post, not local crime, hence why I wrote about all the policy issues you mention.
— Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) April 11, 2013
But news reporting in service of the left-wing narrative doesn’t get a pass anymore.
"WHO?" -the outraged people RT @EWErickson Kermit Gosnell was a local crime story to many of those outraged by this execution in Oklahoma.
— Kyle Underwood (@wx8) April 30, 2014
Amazing contrast between yawn at #Gosnell's butchery year-in, year-out, and horror at one botched Oklahoma execution of sadistic killer..
— Sam Schulman ن (@Sam_Schulman) April 30, 2014