Marlowe's Shade

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Jack Kevorkian has a new fan

From Newsbusters

Even with the departure of Rosie O'Donnell, The View continues to to be the lowest circle of that outer darkness known as daytime TV. In yesterday's program, Whoopi Goldberg gushes over Jack Kevorkian's run for Congress.

...euthanasia, like race, is one of those things nobody wants to talk about. It makes people very uncomfortable. I think euthanasia is, is an important thing and it should be there for people to make that decision if they chose to. It should be available to them with counseling like a lot of other things. And I’m a big fan of Jack’s because he believed that he could help people who were in, in a place where no one was helping them. And where, where it was too much.

Like most of Jack's fans, Whoopi doesn't have her facts straight. Most of Kevorkian's victims were not terminally ill, and it is likely if they were properly treated for depression they would still be alive today. We don't know if Whoopi is aware of the ghoulish experiments on the dying that Kevorkian performed or planned, or if it would change her opinion of him.

What is clear is that is that the media will always portray Kevorkian as an icon of social activism despite all evidence to the contrary. I don't know how Whoopi came to the conclusion that euthanasia is like race, but it's led her to the same tired propaganda that this attention starved malignant and mentally ill character is somehow a brave crusading pioneer of human rights...
papijoe 10:00 AM