Thursday, April 07, 2005

Wichita Eagle supports starvation of innocent Americans

More than a week after Terri Schiavo was starved to death, The Wichita Eagle weighed in with its opinion on the case: "Apparently tone-deaf to public unease with Congress' clumsy intervention in the Schiavo case -- polls showed that an overwhelming majority of Americans disapproved -- these conservatives are playing to their political base by pushing ahead with efforts to intimidate the judiciary for not handing down the 'right' decisions."

The Eagle is apparently referring to a misleading ABC News poll that had implied that Schiavo was on life support. A Zogby International poll with fair and accurate questions found that 79% of those polled answered "should not" to the following question: ""If a disabled person is not terminally ill, not in a coma, and not being kept alive on life support, and they have no written directive, should or should they not be denied food and water?

Zogby also noted that its poll "lent support to members of Congress to who passed legislation seeking to prevent Terri's starvation death and help her parents take their lawsuit to federal courts."

The headline for The Eagle's editorial is "Schiavo judges just doing their jobs." Didn't we hear that same excuse many times during the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials?