Kirsten Powers: Kickstarter's Gosnell Censorship Part of Liberal 'Mob Rule'

Kirsten Powers: Kickstarter's Gosnell Censorship Part of Liberal 'Mob Rule'

Conservatives aren’t the only ones upset that tried to censor critical material pertaining to a TV movie project about convicted baby killer Kermit Gosnell.

Liberal pundit Kirsten Powers slammed Kickstarter for its actions in an op-ed posted at USA Today. She also tied the incident together with other examples where liberals enforced “mob rule.”

Consider the “virtual manhunt” of Mozilla chief Brendan Eich for a private donation he made six years ago in support of an anti-gay marriage initiative.

That’s the context behind Kickstarter refusing to accept a campaign for a film depicting Gosnell’s crimes from feisty filmmakers Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney. Powers quickly saw through Kickstarter’s hypocrisy on community standards.

She cites other projects accepted at the crowdfunding site, including Die Sluts Die and an album called Incest Is the Highest Form of Flattery.

What type of movie on late-term abortion do our meddling gatekeepers want? Kickstarter accepted After Tiller, a hagiography of the abortionists who took over when Wichita doctor George Tiller was murdered. The film presumably doesn’t belabor the process of late-term abortion, where babies are often stabbed in the neck with scissors and the contents of their skulls suctioned out. One wouldn’t want to violate Kickstarter’s culture of respect and consideration. Or provide factual information.

Kickstarter, like too much of the news media, wants only one version of the late-term abortion story told. If Gosnell hadn’t killed the babies outside the mothers’ body and instead kept them inside as is standard procedure for the After Tiller docs, he would not have been charged with murder. He’d be the hero in a film Kickstarter would happily fund.


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