Corporate media were transfixed on the horrendous Ohio child rape story when it cleanly furthered a narrative in support of abortion on demand. However, the messier broader story does not cleanly advance an abortion agenda and has therefore been largely hidden from the public- not unlike the prosecution of notorious Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell.
Confessed rapist Gerson Flores has been arraigned on rape charges, and denied bond in a separate hearing. But coverage continues to center around abortionist Dr. Caitlin Bernard, who corporate media have decided to simultaneously cast as both the true hero and “real victim” of this horrendous story.
Other than Megan Fox (PJ Media) and Mia Cathell (Townhall), reporters covering the story have devoted significantly more column space to the issue of abortion than to the crime itself. Consider the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s writeup of Flores’ indictment: 4 paragraphs were devoted to the indictment and underlying crime, versus 12 paragraphs devoted to the issue of abortion. This is emblematic of how the rest of corporate media (with the notable exception of Telemundo) have covered the story.
In so doing, they have all but erased the child victim from the story. By centering the story on abortion, they have willfully abandoned the child victim by failing to ask the most basic questions that pop from this basic timeline of events:
- January-May 2022: the child is raped
- 6/22/22: Authorities are notified of the rape
- 6/30/22: Dr. Barnard performs the abortion in Indiana
- 7/6/2022: Law enforcement collects DNA from victim, child reports that Flores is the rapist
- 7/12/2022: Flores is arrested
- 7/21/2022: Flores is indicted
To wit: Was there a failure to report the rape to Ohio authorities before the abortion was performed in Indiana? Has the child been removed from the home? Why was she not sheltered immediately after identifying her mother’s paramour to authorities as her rapist? Why was she allowed to potentially remain under the same roof as her rapist for a full three weeks after the rape was initially reported? Have dependency proceedings been filed against the mother due to a failure to protect? Why have local authorities stonewalled every attempt to obtain non-invasive information regarding any steps taken to protect the child?
Fox and Cathell seem to be the only two reporters with an interest in obtaining these answers in the pursuit of justice for the child, who has otherwise been treated by corporate media as an inconvenient prop in service of a broader abortion narrative.
The deep and abiding interest in keeping this messy side of the story under wraps has a disturbing parallel with the media’s efforts to keep the trial and conviction of abortionist Kermit Gosnell under wraps. Gosnell was found guilty of murdering three born-alive infants, but was said to have killed hundreds more. The gruesome details of his abortion practice were deemed to be a local crime story, and thus kept from a broader national public that would’ve been horrified at the scope of the brutality that went on at his clinic. This willful suppression furthered the broader pro-abortion agenda, as does today the suppression of the rest of the Ohio child rape story.
Then and now, corporate media remain singularly devoted to the cause of abortion on demand.