Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's what you don't see published that counts

Eunice Kennedy Shriver passed on this week, after a full life of doing good work on behalf of the mentally retarded. Rest in peace, Mrs. Shriver.

Here's what you didn't read in the Mastodon Main Stream Media, about just why she was so committed to this cause:
I’m annoyed that all the coverage of Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s death mentions how she was inspired to start the Special Olympics by her sister Rosemary’s “intellectual disability”. None of the reports I’ve heard have mentioned that Rosemary’s disability was caused by a forced lobotomy, which destroyed her personality, emotions, independence, and ability to function. Nor do they mention that her family, who certainly had the resources to keep her at home, stuck her in an institution for much of her life. Nor do they mention that due to the effects of the lobotomy she was unable to participate in sporting events and therefore couldn’t even partake in the Special Olympics. To present her as someone who just happened to be born mentally retarded is an unacceptable insult.
TJIC elaborates on just how, well, evil the Kennedy clan was to Rosemary:

So the elder patriarch of the Kennedy Clan shipped his daughter off to a convent, and when she started sneaking out at night and embarrassing the family, he somehow authorized physicians to saw into her brain until she lost the ability to speak.

I think the most horrible thing I’ve read in the last few months is

As Dr. Watts cut … he asked her to recite the Lord’s Prayer … When she began to become incoherent, they stopped.

You don't hear this gruesome story related in the media, ever. That's a significant data point, to me at least. The finely tuned "news judgment" of these media professionals simply don't think it's worth raising the subject.

Actually, a story created entirely out of thin air is pretty rare. Yes, you find the Janet Cookes, the Stephen Glasses, the Dan Rathers. Pure, baldface, made up, biased lies presented as truth is pretty rare.

But the story that's never told, because the MSM herd is sympathetic to someone - that happens all the time. It's not evenly distributed across the political spectrum. Power corrupts, and what's not already gone out of business in the MSM is totally, completely, and in this case evilly corrupt.

Rosemary Kennedy - a story not worth telling.

Evil. Complicit with evil.
As Dr. Watts cut … he asked her to recite the Lord’s Prayer … When she began to become incoherent, they stopped.


ASM826 said...

I'm sorry Borepatch, I stole your post idea. I had too. I had never heard about this story. I'm not over it, I can barely type.

I posted it on the off chance that one more person reads my blog and didn't read yours. Now I'm going to post it on a couple of forums I visit.

Jay G said...

I haven't posted my thoughts on this aspect yet. I probably won't, either.

Because if I do, I'll most likely get a visit from the cops. Maybe even the Feds.

And that's all I'll say about that...

Anonymous said...

There are no monsters, just people doing things that are so hideous that it is an affront to the rest of us.


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Buck said...

Had a comment but erased it because words can not describe how I feel.

Alan said...

I wish I could say I was shocked...

Stan said...

This is one of the very few times I have felt sick after reading something.