‘newspaper’ flags cynicism

The content on this webpage contains paid/affiliate links. When you click on any of our affiliate link, we/I may get a small compensation at no cost to you. See our affiliate disclosure for more info

Last updated on June 10th, 2017 at 06:34 am

Classy scare quote in the Sydney Morning Herald:

Schiavo parents’ latest bid to ‘save’ daughter


Posted by Tim B. on 03/26/2005 at 10:01 PM
    1. Well… at least they didn’t write:

      Schiavo parents’ latest bid to save “daughter”.

      Posted by zeppenwolf on 2005 03 26 at 11:07 PM • permalink


    1. Why not…

      Schiavo’s ‘husband’s’ latest bid to kill wife


      Tim, I have to wonder how many Aussies, reading that, will have any idea that the man already popped out 4 kids by another woman, or that there’s no evidence whatsoever she wants to die. Hell, a lot of *Americans* don’t know it, and they’re watching this news live.

      Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 2005 03 26 at 11:26 PM • permalink


    1. “popped out 4 kids by another woman”

      2 kids.

      Posted by zeppenwolf on 2005 03 27 at 12:02 AM • permalink


    1. Yup, you’re right, don’t know why I did that. 2 kids.

      Posted by Aaron – Freewill on 2005 03 27 at 12:10 AM • permalink


    1. Actually Michael does have 4 kids – 2 older ones from different women, 2 little ones with the current tootsie.

      BTW Terri’s been without food or water for 9 1/2 days now.  That’s hanging pretty tough for someone who was supposedly “dying anyway’‘.  Michael must be pulling his perfectly coiffed hair out by the roots in sheer frustration.

      Posted by Sonetka’s Mom on 2005 03 27 at 12:12 AM • permalink


    1. My God the shister says she looks beautiful and peaceful. A week ago he was arguing she was an inanimate object.

      Posted by terryelee on 2005 03 27 at 12:25 AM • permalink


    1. Well, as beautiful and peaceful as you can look bleeding from the eyes and lips…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 03 27 at 12:35 AM • permalink


    1. hey richard…how is it going?

      Posted by terryelee on 2005 03 27 at 12:36 AM • permalink


    1. Sue-Bob on ‘husband’ Michael Schiavo’s ‘lawyer’, George Felos:

      He’s on television explaining how Terri looks more “beautiful” and “peaceful today than anytime I have seen her.” Isn’t this the kind of thing that a serial killer would say about his victim? There is something profoundly wrong with George Felos. Now, he’s saying that he was “struck” by her today – there was such a “naturalness” about her. There is just something that makes him “feel” that she shouldn’t be fed.

      Sue-Bob’s diagnosis of Felos is simple but accurate: “this is sick.”

      Posted by C.L. on 2005 03 27 at 01:18 AM • permalink


    1. Terryelee — Well, we live in debased times… outside of that, S2D2… same stuff, different day…

      Posted by richard mcenroe on 2005 03 27 at 01:29 AM • permalink


    1. I Would not expect any less from the SMH. That publication seems more obnoxious every time I read it (which is now becoming rare.) That c*nt Mike Carlton also had his grubby paws all over this yesterday. On Bush signing into law the bill to remove the matter into federal jurisdiction, Mike had this to say:

      And worse, this from a man who in 1999 signed what is known as the Texas Futile Care Law, which would permit in that state exactly what he cynically tried to overturn with Terri Schiavo in Florida. Now there is a political stunt for you.


      Just One Minute provides a good demolition of this argument.

      As a conservative, I have always prided myself on not hating the left in the same way they hate us. But they are making it very hard.

      Posted by Adam B on 2005 03 27 at 01:57 AM • permalink


    1. I think the scare quotes are because the daughter wished otherwise, not because there’s no daughter to save.  The latter would be theological scare quotes and hence cynical, the former not.

      Posted by rhhardin on 2005 03 27 at 02:57 AM • permalink


    1. I’ve posted a number of updates to one of my posts on the Schiavo story.

      Posted by C.L. on 2005 03 27 at 03:35 AM • permalink


    1. Andrea: I’ve been trying to comment on your blog for some time but I get into a ‘not registered’ loop. I’m pretty sure I am registered properly. Any tips?

      Posted by C.L. on 2005 03 27 at 03:53 AM • permalink


    1. Did you register through Typekey.com? That’s how you register for my site; I use Movable Type, not Expression Engine, for my blog so if you are registered here that doesn’t mean you’ll be registered on my blog.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2005 03 27 at 04:07 AM • permalink


    1. OT: I also registered through Typekey but noticed that it still wasn’t possible to post comments using Internet Explorer. The problem was solved when I downloaded and started using Firefox. Perhaps you should try that CL?

      Posted by Adam B on 2005 03 27 at 04:13 AM • permalink


    1. Delete Cookies and files

      Posted by Gary on 2005 03 27 at 04:43 AM • permalink


    1. Tim,

      Thank you and the others for keeping this before us.

      Posted by Susan Norton on 2005 03 27 at 04:48 AM • permalink


    1. Andrea: Yes, I’m registered through Typekey.com. Must be having the problem Adam B described.

      Posted by C.L. on 2005 03 27 at 05:09 AM • permalink


    1. The problem with Internet Explorer is for some reason when you log in through Typekey you get sent back, not to the page with the open comment box, but the old cached page that says you are not signed in. What you do is either refresh your browser window, or do a shift-refresh. This will open the comment box. You should get Firefox anyway, it’s a much better browser.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2005 03 27 at 05:14 AM • permalink


    1. Shift-refresh, I presume, is pressing down shift button while clicking refresh?

      Didn’t work either. I’ll head over to Firefox I guess.

      Posted by C.L. on 2005 03 27 at 06:55 AM • permalink


    1. I’m pretty sure that should be Ctrl-Refresh. (Ctrl-F5 if you want to just use the keyboard).

      Posted by ChrisV on 2005 03 27 at 08:58 AM • permalink


    1. No, it’s shift-refresh. That’s an old Netscape thing. I haven’t tried Ctrl-refresh.

      Posted by Andrea Harris, Administrator on 2005 03 27 at 11:37 AM • permalink


  1. Ctrl-F5 works for me.

    Posted by Nic White on 2005 03 28 at 04:03 AM • permalink