This tweet from the Post’s Sarah Kliff is pretty revealing:
@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
Jim Geraghty went on a riff on local crime stories that is hilarious (Wasn’t O.J. a local crime story? How about Trayvon Martin?)
Billy Valentine, who works at SBA list had a pertinent response “Policy angle here is whether abortion clinics should be regulated. A national issue as many states enacting regs.” Exactly! How is it possible that Newtown leads to a national discussion on gun violence and policy led by the President himself but Gosnell’s house of horror leads to not one word anywhere about proper restrictions on abortion?
National Review’s Robert VerBruggen summed it up in this gem of a response:
– Robert VerBruggen (@RAVerBruggen) April 11, 2013