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Fox's Bret Baier Discusses Special Report On Gosnell Case

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After four days of deliberations, jurors in the murder trial abortion Dr. Kermit Gosnell, are back at it again Monday.

Prosecutors say Gosnell killed four babies who were born alive during late-term abortions inside his West Philadelphia clinic. He's also charged in the drug overdose of a patient.

Jurors started week two on Monday morning with a question, wanting a definition of first- and third-degree murder, FOX 29's Steve Keeley reported from the Criminal Justice Center.

The 72-year-old doctor could face the death penalty if convicted of any of those first-degree murder charges.

In the courtroom, the judge asked jurors if they'd watched a Fox News Special on the trial that aired this weekend. None of them said they had.

Still, Gosnell's defense attorney was not happy the documentary aired during deliberations.

"I've never seen anything so irresponsible in journalism," the attorney said, according to a tweet from FOX 29's Steve Keeley.

The judge said he wants jurors to let his staff know if they saw it or even heard about it. But Gosnell's lawyer said hearing about it was "just as bad."

Earlier Monday morning, Fox's Bret Baier, of "Special Report With Bret Baier," joined "Good Day" from Washington, D.C., to talk about the case.

Baier's hour-long report on the case ran Friday night and re-aired Sunday night, and the Fox News anchor said he "had a lot of response to it."

"The allegations, you know, no matter what your ideology or where you stand, are pretty appalling, if you just read the complaint," Baier said. "We did an hour on it, and it got a lot of response. There has not been, as you know, a lot of coverage outside of your area of this case."

Asked if he thinks that's because the details are too graphic, Baier said, "Well, we polled on it, and a lot of people said they thought the reason there wasn't a lot of coverage was because of media bias – about 60 percent said media bias. Twenty percent said they thought it was too graphic or it was a local story, and others didn't know. But, clearly, some organizations have said they made a mistake."

Baier cited as an example that the Washington Post's ombudsman said that paper needed to change how it was looking at the case because it could be a bellwether for looking at situations with abortion clinics.

Talking more about the suspicion of bias expressed in the poll results, Baier said, "I think, if you look across the board, it's pretty amazing the lack of coverage. I mean, you can't say that it was just a local story. It goes beyond that if you look into all of this, it goes back a long time. I mean, Dr. Gosnell was really at the cusp of the whole abortion debate from the beginning at Roe v. Wade. And now, this clinic is really at the heart of really one of the most appalling criminal complaints ever filed against an abortion doctor."

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