|"A judge gave Terri Schiavo's husband permission to remove the brain-damaged woman's feeding tube in three weeks, handing him a victory in his effort to carry out what he says were his wife's wishes not to be kept alive artificially."|
Monday, February 28, 2005
I still can't get over this twisting of the truth. These days it's called a spin, but I see it as a serious lack of professionalism:
The articles spins what this means for Terri's husband by calling it a victory. It wasn't a victory because Judge "Greer previously granted the parents a stay until 5 p.m. Friday." That's Friday, February 25. The stay has effectively been extended, as the new ruling "will allow the husband, Michael Schiavo, to order the tube removed at 1 p.m. on March 18" instead.
That's a three-week setback for his cause, not anywhere near a victory. To claim that it's a victory is .. pathetic, really.