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Another Schiavo Case?

The right wing media has been awash in the story of Mae Magouirk, an 81 year old woman who was checked into a hospice by her granddaughter, Beth Gaddy, who claimed she had power of attorney and requested for her not to receive any nourishment or treatment. This followed a recent heart problem which had…

The Exaggerations of the Right

A commenter left this on a thread below and it deserves its own thread. Media Matters has an amusing report on Pat Robertson’s appearance on Fox News a few days ago talking about Terri Schiavo. He says: You know, on my program today, I read in detail the finding of a noted Nobel Prize-winning neurologist…

The Right’s Love for Jesse Jackson

One of the more amusing displays in this whole circus sideshow has been watching the right suddenly embracing Jesse Jackson, a man they’ve savaged for years. NewsMax, one of the Worldnutdaily’s primary imitators, suddenly calls him “the man regarded by many as the Democratic Party’s conscience.” How did NewsMax refer to Jackson before this? Well…

Disappointed in Nat Hentoff

Nat Hentoff has long been one of my favorite writers. He is a consistent civil libertarian with a love for and long history with jazz, so there is much to admire. But on the Terri Schiavo case, he has swallowed the nonsense coming from the right hook, line and sinker. In his latest column, he…

Cathy Young on Schiavo Case

Timothy Sandefur sent me a link to this essay by Cathy Young about the appalling rhetoric being thrown around in the Terri Schiavo case. She writes: No doubt, some people trying to keep Schiavo, or her body, alive are driven by sincere humanitarian passion. But, mostly, this spectacle has been a sickening display of cynicism…

Alan Keyes Loses His Mind

One of my readers left a comment on my post about Alan Keyes with links to two articles on Keyes’ Renew America website. Holy cow, you gotta see these. The first is from David Quackenbush about the Schiavo case and the second is an interview with Alan Keyes, wherein we see that the religious right…

Welcome Back, Alan Keyes

You knew it had to happen, didn’t you? You knew that Alan Keyes, the undisputed champion of self-righteous moralizing, couldn’t keep his mouth shut about Terri Schiavo. You also knew that when he did see fit to fire up that heavily emotionalizing cannon that constitutes his brain, the output would be published in the Worldnutdaily.…

One of the stories that Terri’s family has been busily trying to push is that Michael may have abused Terri the night of her collapse, leading to her current problems. Bobby Schindler has been on TV repeatedly saying that they have “uncovered evidence” that “seems to suggest” that he may have abused her. But as…

Which Side is “Saving Terri”?

In reading the full report from Jay Wolfson, the Guardian Ad Litem appointed by Jeb Bush to review the entire history of the case and make recommendations, I came across this very disturbing passage. It concerns testimony from Terri’s family in 2000 in one of the many appeals they’ve filed to reverse the court’s decision:…

No Concern for Truth or Consistency

The state trial judge in the Terry Schiavo case, George Greer, has shown incredible fortitude in the face of villification and even death threats. The FBI has arrested a man for putting out a $250,000 bounty on the head of Michael Schiavo and a $50,000 bounty on the head of Judge Greer. It’s not the…