April 17, 2005

Michael Schiavo is a Good Man

When a former Secretary of Labor named Ray Donovan was exonerated after a highly public trial he famously declared "Where do I go to get my reputation back?" Americablog has a good post up about how the husband of Terri Schiavo, who was subjected to the worst abuse possible, is innocent:

Michael Schiavo got poor press for a number of reasons: he tried to keep his wife's plight from being turned into a media circus, he didn't court the media, he refused to taunt and bait his parents with outrageous accusations the way they attacked him, he didn't align himself with fringe groups willing to exploit the situation for their own ends (some of whom didn't give a damn what Terri may have wanted, by their own admission) and so on. But reason number one was an MSM that didn't do its job.

Now that they have a chance to right some of those wrongs and make clear the spurious allegations against Michael Schiavo were unfounded, the MSM can't be bothered. Because clearing someone's good name isn't nearly as important as besmirching it.

While I think the best thing for everyone in this case would be no more press, they could spend five minutes clearing Michael Schiavo.

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