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Thursday, March 31, 2005

Scarborough smackdown

Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC's Scarborough Country, interviewed Dr. Ronald Cranford on March 28th.  Dr. Cranford was one of two neurologist hired by Michael Schiavo to examine Terri Schiavo as ordered by a 2001 appellate court mandate. 

I highly recommend watching the interview.  Scarborough and another reporter get put in their place, even though Scarborough tries to save face at the very end. 

You can view the interview here in Quicktime or here in Windows Media.

You can read the transcript of the interview on Media Matters.

In the above site you'll see a mention of Nancy Cruzan.  On March 24, 1992, PBS aired a Frontline report that followed the Nancy Cruzan case from before her family won the battle to remove her feeding tube until shortly after her death.  The transcript from that report is here.
  If you read it you'll see that the feeding tube was removed on 12/15/90 and Nancy died on 12/26/90.  I'm including this information as a frame of reference.

You can read the November 22, 2002 court ruling here.  You can also read the June 6, 2003 opinion of the Schindler's appeal here.  Again, I'm including these as a frame of reference.  I doubt that many people have actually read them.   Especially those who are claiming the courts aren't doing their jobs.

Cross posted on Can't Keep Quiet!

Posted by Mulligan at 07:33 AM in Current Affairs | Permalink

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