Media Bias in the Schaivo Case

Yahoo! News – U.S. Court Rejects Appeal in Brain-Damage Case:

Here’s an excerpt from this article:

“Schiavo’s feeding tube was removed on Friday under a state court order. In an emotional right-to-die case that has galvanized the Christian right, the Republican-led U.S. Congress raced over the weekend to pass a special bill to allow her parents to take the case to federal court.”

It’s galvanized the “Christian Right?” It would be more accurate to say that it’s polarized the country. In my dentist’s waiting room I overheard a mother and daughter talking about this story, and while I don’t know if they were from the “Christian Right,” They were talking about the tragedy of the case. The daughter commented that withholding food and water seemed cruel.

This is something that the entire country is talking about, and I suspect that lawmakers from both sides of the aisle voted for this legislation.

It just angers me a bit to see this kind of bias when the facts of this story are compelling enough.

1 Comment »

  1. Pip said,

    March 24, 2005 @ 11:58 pm

    Who’s still getting his information from the mainstream news media? That’s so 20th-century!

    I think I remember when Reuters used to be a reputable news service… 😉

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