Power of Twitter: WaPo, WSJ, NYT finally show up at Gosnell trial

Wow. Looks like the media is finally seeing the power of Twitter.

Shamed WaPo sheepishly pledges reporter for #Gosnell trial: “In retrospect, we should have sent a reporter sooner”washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wem…

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) April 12, 2013

As we reported, the reserved media seating at the Gosnell trial was empty last week. Nothing to see here, move along.

Funnily enough, that seems to have changed. Huh. J.D. Mullane, columnist for the Bucks County Courier Times, reports that the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal have deigned to make an appearance today.

@jdmullane about time and thx to you for embarrassing them into it.

— Stephen Phillips (@phillyliberty44) April 15, 2013

About time. RT @sissywillis: RT @therickwilson: RT @jdmullane: WaPo, Wall Street Journal now in courtroom in Philly for #gosnell trial

— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) April 15, 2013

No longer a “local crime story”? #prolife RT @jdmullane: WaPo, Wall Street Journal now in courtroom in Philly for #gosnell trial

— Brittany Cohan (@bccohan) April 15, 2013

Thanks to >>> @jdmullane: WaPo, Wall Street Journal now in courtroom in Philly for #gosnell trial

— ★♥ Harriet Baldwin(@HarrietBaldwin) April 15, 2013

@jdmullane keep up the great work!! You’re a true credit to your profession.

— ✥Right-Wing Viking✥ (@RightWingHammer) April 15, 2013

Amen. Thank you, J.D. Mullane.

Twitchy highlighted this incredible graph, which showed how Twitter was exposing the horrifying testimony at the Gosnell trial. Keep it up, Twitter. It’s working. Even the lapdogs are now hearing you.

Now that is a dog whistle. The good kind.

Update: More lapdogs shamed into making an appearance.

#gosnell In Philly media avoiding seats shown empty in last week’s pic; reporters scattered around courtroom

— jdmullane (@jdmullane) April 15, 2013

In Philly #gosnell trial New York Times in the. Courtroom, WSJ, WaPo, Inky, PhillyMag, me

— jdmullane (@jdmullane) April 15, 2013


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