April 1, 2004

Higher Beings Schiavo Countdown Wrap-UP

A LAST LOOK BACK, via The Blogosphere Ecosystem at how the top 10 blogs handled the death of Terri Schiavo.

10. Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things takes time off from oozing about various toys and fluff to note: "Schiavo parents to sell donor data to direct-marketing firm
The parents of rececently-deceased Terri Schiavo will sell their list of supporting donors to a direct-mailing firm."

9. Ed @ Captain's Quarters: Out of respect for the family and all concerned, I plan on offering no further comment on this issue today, other than to implore CQ readers to please pray for Terri, her family, and all who mourn her passing.

8. Politics as usual at Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall: Like moth to a flame. [Tom DeLay] can't help himself. And who is he threatening retribution and punishment against? The judge or Michael Schiavo?

7. Atrios @ Eschaton just pastes in: Has there ever been a set of protesters so small, so out of proportion, so outnumbered by the press, for a story that had supposedly set off a "furious debate" nationwide?

6. Orin Kerr @ The Volokh Conspiracy: In a way, the Schiavo case reminds me of debates over Bush v. Gore. The political implications of different jurisprudential views reversed their usual polarity for a few weeks, and it was like watching a legal version of Freaky Friday.

5. Michelle Malkin: May Terri Schindler-Schiavo rest in peace and God have mercy on us all. Quotes Dylan Thomas' "And Death Shall Have No Dominion"

4. Power Line:
The lonesome death of Terri Schiavo
In "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," Bob Dylan expressed the righteous anger of a witness to justice gone awry. Dylan's damning refrain has wide application:
You who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
Take the rag away from your face.
Now ain't the time for your tears.

Following the last verse that recites the ultimate miscarriage of justice, Dylan changes the chorus:
You who philosophize disgrace and criticize all fears,
Bury the rag deep in your face
For now's the time for your tears.

Terri Schiavo, RIP.

3. Little Green Footballs
RIP, Terri Schiavo
Terri Schiavo has passed away: Schiavo Dies 13 Days After Feeding Tube Removed.

Aside: An interesting aside is that this short item garnered 1,426 comments where the item directly beneath it entitled "Outrage of the Day" ["Columbia Panel Reports No Proof of Anti-Semitism."] pulled only 192 comments. It would seem the outrage of yesterday was pointed at something other than Columbia University.

2: Kos: First comment in the thread Daily Kos :: RIP: Terri Schiavo Has Passed Away

amen to that. (4.00 / 7)
godspeed, mrs. schiavo.
"after the Rapture, we get all their shit."

1: Instapundit:
A reader asks in email: I was looking forward to your perspective on the death of Terry Schiavo. Are you feeling uncomfortable with your previous ideas regarding her situation?

Although I've always tried to be pleasant to the Christian Right folks even where we disagree, I really think it's best if I don't weigh in right now....

I always hope that people can disagree without being disagreeable. The people who can't usually wind up losing. Some people certainly get this: Hugh does, and John Hinderaker -- who's been the target of moonbat assaults from the Left himself -- certainly understands the difference. Not everyone does.

Previous posts examining the "Higher Beings" and the Schiavo Case are:
"Higher Beings" Schiavo Countdown
The "Higher Beings" on Schiavo

Posted by Vanderleun at April 1, 2004 2:20 PM
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4 out of 10 seems to be as good as it gets.

Posted by: slimedog at April 1, 2005 11:40 PM

As with regular people, some bloggers show a moral core and some don't. I wasn't surprised by the ones who don't, but one of my top faves no longer resonates with me because of this and I visit much less often.

Posted by: Peg C. at April 2, 2005 4:15 PM