[Marxism] Re: Marxism Digest, Vol 19, Issue 19

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Sat May 7 12:06:39 MDT 2005





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Message: 14
Date: Fri, 6 May 2005 22:17:41 -0400
From: Joaqu?n Bustelo <jbustelo at bellsouth.net>
Subject: RE: [Marxism] Award for Judge in Schiavo case...
To: "'Activists and scholars in Marxist tradition'"
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>>Greer ordered Schiavo's feeding tube removed on March 18 at her husband
Michael's request and over the objections of her parents, Robert and Mary
Schindler. Schiavo died on March 31 at a hospice in Pinellas Park, near St.
Petersburg.<<

People should note the journalistic malpractice in this Reuters story. With
absolutely no deadline pressure, after months in the news, with all the
relevant documents available online, Reuters gets the essential fact -- what
was the judge's decision?-- wrong.

Michael Schiavo did not ask for the judge's ok to remove the feeding tube.
That is what he was for, unquestionably, he thought that's what Terry
Schiavo would have wanted.

But he asked the judge to act as Terry Schiavo's surrogate in making this
determination. The judge's decision was that removal of the feeding tube is
what *Terry* would have wanted.

This was inconvenient for the Papist/Republican/flat-earth cabal so they
decided that instead of presenting the real controversy and basis for the
decision, they would say her "estranged" and "adulterous" husband wanted to
kill her so he could keep her money. 

Now, if Reuters had an ounce of journalistic integrity, both the reporter on
this story and the editor(s) would have been fired. Don't hold your breath.
NOWHERE in the media world today do you get in trouble for pimping for fetus
fetishists or other Republican trained monkeys.

Joaquín<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Oh my!

Yes - poor husband!!! How could Reuters demonize him like that!!!

If there's a better example of hair splitting hiding somewhere, please Poirot lead the 
way...








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