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Thursday, May 15, 2014
MRC Still Touting Gosnell Crowdfunding, Still Won't Ask About Billboard
Topic: Media Research Center

Matt Philbin effuses in a May 9 Media Research Center item:

Here’s a story for the nightly news: a plucky upstart overcomes establishment hostility to reach a seemingly impossible goal. The problem is that the nightly news is the establishment, and the Gosnell Movie project, which just reached its initial crowd-funding goal, deals with something they don’t want to talk about.

Headed by producer Phelim McAleer and wife Ann McElhinney, the Gosnell Movie campaign has reached its initial goal of raising $2.1 million from more than 23,000 individual donors through the crowd-funding site Indiegogo. The money raised will fund a scripted TV drama based on abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s trial and grand jury report. 

There's no mention, however, of where McAleer got the money to post a billboard outside Kickstarter headquarters in an act of revenge for Kickstarter imposing standards on McAleer's  crowdfunding campaign (which ultimately used another website).

Billboards are costly, after all. Did McAleer use his crowdfunding money to pay for it? If so, did he receive permission from his crowdfunders to use the money in that way?

Those are basic questions that go to the heart of whether McAleer is a good steward of the millions he's raising for his propaganda film. But Philbin apparently doesn't want to know the answer -- he's too busy making sure McAleer is pocketing even more cash.

Posted by Terry K. at 3:14 PM EDT

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