Sunday, March 27, 2005

Terri Shiavo comment

I have a few posts on how Fox and CNN have reported on Terri's physical appearance and condition. Both had updates today and repeated a lot of what was said yesterday. Both CNN and Fox have noted the differences (even if somewhat one-sided) between the descriptions of Terri from Michael Schiavo's lawyer compared with Terri's parents and others. CNN has an interesting quote from Bobby Schindler which I have shown below. Is the fact that we are not allowed to see images of her evidence of Michael Shiavo's efforts to have his wife die (or to not have himself perceived badly by others) by not trying to evoke sympathy for Terri or is it legitimately to protect Terri's privacy?

CNN:

Bobby Schindler, Terri Schiavo's brother, questioned why cameras could not be allowed to document her death. He called Felos' description of Schiavo as "the farthest thing from the truth" and said, "My sister is being killed by dehydration and starvation."

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