Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Using Terri: Why Is The SAEN Silent?

Back on March 30th the SAEN editorial board (and newsroom) made clear their disdain for those they felt were attempting to capitalize on the Terri Schiavo case for political gain, Republicans specifically in this case:
Decent people may disagree on important issues, but when public officials use a tragedy as a forum for their own political goals, it is reprehensible.

So where are they now that DNC Chairman Howard Dean had this to say, via the LA Times:
Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Friday that his party would wield the Terri Schiavo case against Republicans in the 2006 and 2008 elections, but for now needed to stay focused battling President Bush on Social Security.

"We're going to use Terri Schiavo later on," Dean said of the brain-damaged Floridian who died last month after her feeding tube was removed amid a swarm of political controversy[emphasis added].

Where is the front page news story? Where is the angry editorial?

Perhaps the editorial board, and the newsroom, save their indignation for Republicans only? Can somebody please explain to me how this is economics and not liberal bias?
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