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;
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.
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..
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.
Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators
Important Notices: By participating on this discussion
board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules
page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the
opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent
the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.