What Fresh Hell Is This?

March 23, 2005

Breaking News: Some Remarkably Fair and Balanced Coverage on the Shiavo Case on FOX News!

File this under giving credit where credit is due, but I'm witnessing an extremely reasonable conversation on FOX News on the Schiavo Case. The program is Studio B with Shepard Smith and Shepard's guest is Judge Andrew Napolitano.

The host, Shepard Smith, said here's a rundown on the facts of the case and proceeded to state the following:

  • Every doctor who has actually examined and treated Terri Schiavo has found that she has no cognitive reasoning.
  • A CAT Scan has showed that her cerebrum1 has disappeared as a result of her suffering a lack of oxygen 15 years ago and that as recently as 1996, her cerebrum has filled with spinal fluid.
  • By the letter of the law: she is a vegetable. That is, by definition she is in a persistent vegetative state.
  • And, by the letter of the law, three people, three relatives -- not just her husband -- have testified that she had said out loud that she would not want her life prolonged by artificial means. They testified that she said this after family funerals -- funerals of people who's lives ended badly on life support.
  • The Florida Supreme Court does not address Michael Schiavo as her guardian; it addresses Terri's wishes to not artificially prolong her life. It does not matter who her guardian is because the Supreme Court has said that the patient decides their medical treatment.
  • The Supreme Court has already refused twice to hear this case.

    Judge Napolitano then added that the Founding Fathers would be aghast at Rick Santorum's comments that the Judiciary had to OBEY Congress.

    Shepard Smith then read some emails from the audience, one of which said that if they let Terri Schiavo die Michael Schiavo would be getting away with murder and why wasn't anyone looking into that. Judge Napolitano informed the audience that this topic had been extensively explored by Judge Greer, the police and others and that there was no evidence that Michael Schiavo had tried to murder Terri Schiavo.

    AMAZING! I have not heard any review of the Shiavo case that was this thorough and reasonable even on the so called "Clinton News Network."

    KUDOS to Smith and Napolitano!

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    1answers.com Cerebrum: The large rounded structure of the brain occupying most of the cranial cavity, divided into two cerebral hemispheres that are joined at the bottom by the corpus callosum. It controls and integrates motor, sensory, and higher mental functions, such as thought, reason, emotion, and memory.

    1 comment:

    Thomas said...

    Even a broken clock has the correct time twice a day.