In a Monday article examining the media’s coverage (or lack of) of the capital murder trial of Kermit Gosnell, the abortion doctor on trial for murdering seven babies and one grown woman, the Washington Post makes a startling admission — that Martin Baron, the paper’s executive editor, wasn’t even aware of the trial until Thursday night.
“I wish I could be conscious of all stories everywhere, but I can’t be,” Baron told Post writer Paul Farhi. “Nor can any of us.”
If it seems inconceivable that the executive editor of one of the top two or three newspapers in the country could be unaware of such a story, it does goes a long way towards explaining the media’s increasing irrelevance. Obviously, no one at the Post is at all aware of what those in conservative New Media, religious media, or social media are talking about.
The bubble is not, though, what creates the bias. It is the bias that creates the bubble.
The elite media simply aren’t interested in what those who do not think like them are interested in.
Since becoming aware of the story, the Post has assigned a reporter to cover the trial.
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