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Did The New York Times Deliberately Snub ‘Gosnell’ Book From Its Bestseller List?

Despite its commercial success, The New York Times left a new book about infamous abortionist Kermit Gosnell off its bestseller list.


The New York Times left a new book about infamous abortionist and serial murderer Kermit Gosnell off its bestseller list, despite its sales success.

When Gosnell: The Untold Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer launched last week, it was No. 3 on Amazon’s bestseller list, and took the top slot on the retailer’s “Hot New Release” list. Currently, Gosnell is No. 15 on Amazon’s “Hot New Release” list, and No. 13 on NYT’s “Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction” list, yet NYT won’t include it on its bestseller nonfiction list.

“This is shocking that the cover-up of the Gosnell story is continuing even after the mainstream media were so criticized for failing to cover the trial,” said Gosnell co-author Ann McElhinney. “It’s clear that this is a blatant fake list in a fake news newspaper.”

The media has a long history of covering up news about the dark side of the abortion industry, particularly Gosnell’s murderous rampage. When the story of Gosnell’s killing spree first broke, media coverage was scant. A reporter for The Washington Post tweeted that she thought it was a local crime story, intimating that Gosnell’s “house of horrors” wasn’t worth attention from a national publication. When the Associated Press covered it, they did so as if it were nothing more than a local crime story.

Last week, Federalist publisher Ben Domenech interviewed Gosnell authors McElhinney and Phelim McAleer about Gosnell’s murderous deeds and the media’s decision to ignore the story. It’s on an episode of The Federalist Radio Hour, here.