Our languishing culture is made up of individuals, not a collective mass audience. Most of them are blasé, complacent individuals. To simply confront them with holier-than-thou accusations or rah-rah chants is fruitless. Moral outrage doesn’t make sense to them anymore, and misplaced skepticism is profuse.
Here's why the media runs from this story and not the Cosby scandal. The guilty in the Cosby case is Cosby. The guilty in the Planned Parenthood story is humanity. When magazine editors look at those gruesome pictures, they see their own souls. You see not one monster, but a collaboration of evil that rains shame down on all of us. Not only does the story remind you of the ambivalence of evil, but your role in its execution. And perhaps more important, it's an evil you win no trophy for covering.
Greg Gutfeld articulates sin in the Planned Parenthood scandal