April 08, 2005

Blog Hug... Not

from - smijer

Jane Galt:

Regardless of what your feelings were about the Schiavo case, I think we can all agree that this sort of thing is desperately wrong (provided the facts are correct). How about a nice big bipartisan blog hug on this one?

Tom Delay has the bodies of a thousand murdered prostitutes buried in the White House lawn. I think we can all agree that this is desperately wrong, provided the facts are correct.

Jerry Falwell routinely drowns babies in bathtubs of communion grape juice. I think we can all agree that this is desperately wrong, provided the facts are correct.

If the facts in this "case" are correct, and the case isn't resolved in favor of those who want feeding reinstated without ever having to get out of state court, I'll eat my shorts.

If you want a blog hug, here's the one I'll join, from 'trilobite', in the comments of the same post:

No-brainer, if the facts are right. But I have a hard time believing this one. It's just too pat, the letter from the nephew is too laden with pro-life buzzwords, and the few websites telling the story (this one excepted) all trigger my "nutjob" alerts -- they are surrounding the Magouirk story with self-congratulatory conspiracy-nut boilerplate about how the Culture Of Death Wanted Terri Dead and We Are The Only Ones Who See The Truth. So . . . no, I'm not getting sucked into this, it reads "internet hoax" to me. There may very well be a Mae Magouirk, there may even be a real nephew & a real court battle over hospice care, but I'm not gonna call the local AG and complain based on one party's unsupported & unsworn word. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong.

This all goes back to World Net Daily, the newsletter that had its readers believing that Terri Schiavo was "alert, aware, and responsive" fifteen years into a persistant vegetative state, that informed its readers that Michael was unaccountably blocking her therapy and/or an MRI for her, without telling them that he spent four years pursuing aggressive therapy, and without letting them know that the MRI was unnecessary and contraindicated due to the metal in her skull.

All we need is for World Net Daily to train yet another generation of amateur sleuths and pretend doctors to start yet another circus in the supposedly private lives of yet another suffering family.


Posted by smijer at April 8, 2005 11:58 AM
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