Friday, March 26, 2010
Where are the hate speech patrols?
Seth MacFarlane marked the five-year-anniversary of Terri Schiavo's court-ordered death by staging a preschool musical about it in his crass FOX cartoon, "Family Guy."
MacFarlane denied Schiavo human dignity in the March 21 episode by referring to her in lyrics sung by cartoon preschoolers as "the most expensive plant you'll ever see" and a "vegetable," and noted "her mashed potato brains."
The child who played the role of Schiavo's husband, Michael, ultimately concluded, "There's only one solution, it's in the Constitution, we've got to pull the plug."
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Ms. Gail Berman,
Fox Broadcasting Company
Dear Ms. Berman,
As an individual who spent most of March 2005 in front of Hospice Woodside, where Terri Schiavo was murdered, I cannot
tell you how ashamed I am of Fox Broadcasting for allowing your recent Family Guy episode, mocking a disabled woman, to assault your viewers. What cultural filth!
My 2 books of photos taken there show the real truth about those who came to oppose Terri's judicial execution. My photo essay captured the hundreds, if not thousands of people who fought valiantly to save Terri's life. Do you really want to mock them, for their noble sacrifice on behalf of an innocent woman who was being starved and dehydrated during Holy Week?
How ironic that Fox News prides itself on being "fair and balanced." If you think it is fair to defame a brain damaged woman and cause further pain to her remaining loved ones, I'm appalled beyond words.
I've always championed Fox as above the bias of mainstream media but I now plan to do everything possible to bring attention to this despicable trash and the program's sponsors.
Our culture is descending rapidly into the sewer and this kind of ugly and mean spirited programing is leading the way to an America where no one is truly safe and where those of us who seek to protect innocent lives will not want to live.
Fox Broadcasting has sunk to lows I never could have anticipated.
V.P. Colorado RTL
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