JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2006/07/another-media-non-story.html (2 comments)

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jsid-1153773099-518848  karrde at Mon, 24 Jul 2006 20:31:39 +0000

Well, they could be ignoring the story because it is about a rather sticky question:

Are medical caregivers justified in giving lethal doses to patients who they are unable to care for any longer?

It's sticky, because the definition of unable to care for any longer might be Hurricane Katrina (compounded by a nasty dose of Clueless Civil Authorities Syndrome) right now, but it might be "the family doesn't want to deal with Demented Dad anymore" in a decade or so. And if we don't want that to happen, we need clear, easily-understandable social guidelines in place.

Disturbingly, these questions need to be aired in the public, but the press is shying away from them.

They may have the opinion that doctors can and should be able to assist people to a quick death when life is deemed hopeless or pointless. If the MSM doesn't have that opinion, they aren't working very hard to convince me that they don't.

Oh, yeah--they don't like stories which have non-badge-wearing people use guns to protect themselves.



jsid-1153836122-518912  Max Atlas at Tue, 25 Jul 2006 14:02:02 +0000

Good point on your 'key' sentence.

Just like the old western days when a small town's local bank was robbed. The Sheriff went around and gathered up men and deputized them on the spot to help round up robbers.

The biased media has specific purpose when it comes to news stories about guns; put the gun in a negative light, always.

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