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Terri Schiavo

I didn’t want to post on the death of Terri Schiavo, mainly because every media outlet and op-ed writer and blogger has already said way too much.

But watching the media circus surrounding her last days, I have to pause to express my disgust.

The whole thing is so sad. This was a family battle, between a husband who claims he was just trying to let his wife die in dignity, and parents who have been in denial about their daughter’s condition for fifteen years and just wanted her back like she was, realistic or no.

It should have remained a private matter. Instead, it turned into a Democrat-versus-Republican, knock-down, drag-out media circus. The fact that the top story on Entertainment Tonight was the Schiavo case and the reaction of celebrities should say everything there is to say about what’s wrong with this whole thing. A private tragedy should not be our entertainment – tonight or any other night.

Lynn said it better than I could, as usual. To that, I’ll just add that, working in the direct mail fundraising field, this doesn’t surprise me much.

{ 2 comments… add one }
  • DaninVan 04.01.05, 4:45 AM

    “… I’ll just add that, working in the direct mail fundraising field”

    Nooooo!! Tell me you’re not a mail spammer!!!!

  • segacs 04.01.05, 5:01 AM

    Spam? Doesn’t that come in a can?

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