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What Else Is In Scott's Head?

The blog site for writer Scott C. Smith. Some observations on the world we live in and life in general. And maybe some politics.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Terri Schiavo's Death

Terri Schiavo died today. She was 41. The big question is: will the media let the family grieve in peace and privacy? It's time to let this family deal with their daughter's death outside the spotlight of cameras. How long will it take for the conservative pundits to take her death and run with it as political ammunition? You may recall how consevatives criticized the memorial service held for Paul Wellstone in October 2002, following the tragic plane crash that took the lives of Wellstone, his wife, daughter and others close to the family. Critics like Rush Limbaugh accused Democrats of using the memory of Paul Wellstone as a cheap political stunt to exploit Wellstone's death for political gain. How long before Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and the other right-wing pundits use Terri Schiavo's death in the same way? My guess is: they're doing it right now. I'll check back to the Rush Limbaugh web site to see if they've posted Limbaugh's comments today on Schiavo's death, which I suspect will be more about liberals than about Terri Schiavo.

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