Monday, March 21, 2005

Undignified Reporting

Just heard on WINS Radio regarding Terri Schiavo: "Her husband wants her to die with dignity..."

So WINS buys into the idea that there's something dignified about murder. I'd rather be an undignified invalid than suffer the "dignity" of being tortured and starved to death. I didn't hear WINS praising the "dignity" of the Ethiopian government's allowing millions to be starved.

Emily Peterson has noted a similar instance of bias:

I just was listening to CBS Radio News (at noon central)...the anchor reported, and I quote, "Terri was removed Friday from artificial breath support."

That's right...breath support.*

The level of ignorance of what is actually happening here astounds me.
Here's what the Bible has to say about "dying with dignity":

"For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion." — Ecclesiastes 9:4

*Terri was not on "breath support," nor life support. Her feeding tube was removed. For the facts on Terri Schiavo, visit