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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:54 PM
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Will Lolita C Baldor or AP apologize for being insensitive assholes?
Last night Rosemary Kennedy died. The AP headline was:

Retarded Kennedy sister dies at 86

It was posted with the correct title in LBN..I was astounded that a national news service would post such an insensitive, archaic headline with a word that has not CREDIBLY been used for at least a decade now to describe people with mental challenges.

This morning the AP title has been changed to:

Kennedy who inspired Special Olympics dies

But the body of the article still contains the IGNORANT term;

mentally retarded

If our press is so ignorant, is it any wonder why the populace is?



By LOLITA C. BALDOR
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

WASHINGTON -- Rosemary Kennedy, the oldest sister of President John F. Kennedy and the inspiration for the Special Olympics, died Friday. She was 86.

Kennedy, the third child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy, was born mentally retarded and underwent a lobotomy when she was 23. She lived most of her life in a Jefferson, Wis., institution, the St. Coletta School for Exceptional Children.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:57 PM
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1. I heard last night on the news that Joseph Kennedy was worried that her
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 01:58 PM by BrklynLiberal
MILD retardation might lead her to do something that would be politically embarrassing to the family, so he opted to have her lobotomized.
I swear..that is how it was worded on the radio newscast I heard.
Guess that way he would never have to worry abou her doing anything to embarrass the family!!!
Sure hope he is burning in the appropriate place in HELL..
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:00 PM
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2. That's the rw version of the story
he was sold a bill of goods by docs as was Frances Farmer's family that a lobotomy was harmless...remember this was the era that also gave us forced sterilizations which were largely pushed by progressives of the time.
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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:38 PM
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3. oooooooohhhhhhh. I should have known. I was shocked to hear it told that
way on the radio!
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Lenape85 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:50 PM
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5. Was Joe Kennedy the Nazi sympathizer
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nickgutierrez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 02:42 PM
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4. Unfortunately, I'm guessing the answer to your question is "no".
They don't do apologies.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:00 PM
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6. She's the same as Nedra Peckler? of AP-shameless
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