Saturday, June 18, 2005

The Siege

Light of Reason directs us to this surprisingly good article from spite girl Ceci about the other side of the Schiavo fiasco - life inside the hospice while the crazies were there and making threats.

Most of the people protesting at the hospice were, as they are rightly called by the hospice's chaplain, extremists. Many were clearly, by many standards, nuts. Opinion polls were overwhelmingly against them, and yet our media let them hijack the national discourse for weeks.

One also has to wonder why the Post waited until after the autopsy results to print this story (which clearly they did). Were the hospice workers and all of the other patients and their families just irrelevant?