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February 25, 2005

The Palm Beach Post Sets A New Standard For Media Bias Against The Disabled In Their "Schiavo political gallery"

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Counts

Apparently, the  Palm Beach Post couldn't care less that a disabled, Florida woman might be the victim of ongoing abuse and neglect. Just so long as they can take a swing at the Governor, everything else is secondary. Let's hope the author of this piece never needs the services of Florida's Department of Children and Families.

Palm Beach Post Editorial Friday, February 25, 2005

(...)  "I'm not going to grandstand," Gov. Bush said Wednesday, responding to demands that he intervene in the Terri Schiavo case. "I'm not going to do something that would be completely inappropriate and disrespectful of the laws of the state of Florida." Such an attitude would represent a change of heart for the governor, but there is no sign that he has had one.

(...)  In fact, Gov. Bush and the Legislature did something in October 2003 that was inappropriate and disrespectful of the laws of Florida. It came after the 2nd District Court of Appeal allowed removal of Ms. Schiavo's feeding tube. They created "Terri's Law," a blatantly unconstitutional intrusion that prolonged Ms. Schiavo's non-life and made a private tragedy into more of a public circus. The Florida Supreme Court unanimously struck down the law.

Would anyone like to send the Palm Beach Post a "letter to the editor?" Maybe a few thousand after the entire Internet is aware of their lack of concern for the disabled in preference for a political point. Also, perhaps they'd like to hear a little imput on their apparent misconceptions about Terri?

Posted by Hyscience at February 25, 2005 12:53 PM

it should be no shock that some in the media do not think the disabled and thier problems are inportant because how many time have you seen them taking a stand about the disabled like unempolyment for the disabled is 75 percent how many time has the media said that it seem to me that the media and others needs to face their bias and lies and tell where they really stand and when people say hateful things about the disabled where is the media they jump all over you if you say something about other groups but when it happans to the disabled nothing is hardly said at all I say some in the media should be ashamed of themselves for how they treat the disabled

Posted by: John at March 16, 2005 12:06 PM

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