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Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Less-Than-Wholeness, Part 2
Topic: WorldNetDaily
In her second Schiavo commentary of the week, Diana Lynne continues her disingenous attack on Jon Eisenberg. Citing Eisenberg's claim that "For the religious Right, Terri Schiavo was a tool to be used," Lynne wrote: "In my column yesterday, I explained how the simple chronology of the Schiavo case proved the exact opposite – Terri Schiavo was a tool used by the liberal Left."

Well, no. As we noted last time, Lynne never denied nor disproved Eisenberg's claim; she has merely claimed that "right-to-die" forces were working on the Terri Schiavo before "right-to-life" forces got involved with it. Chronology does not disprove Eisenberg's claim; perhaps Lynne is playing that angle up to obscure that fact.

Additinally, Lynne has also not proved that the "liberal Left" was involved in the case. The ACLU is not "liberal Left," no matter how often Joseph Farah wants to believe it is; nor does Lynne offer any evidence that George Felos or any of the other "right-to-die" organizations that worked on Michael Schiavo's side are "liberal Left."

Lynne also tries to paint the entire push to add advance-directive statutes in every state as some vast left-wing conspiracy, but all she does is play guilt by association by throwing around the names of liberal bogeymen like George Soros and Bill Moyers. She never proves the allegedly inherent left-wingness of advance directives.

We also noticed that WND is still calling Lynne's book on the Schiavo case "comprehensive," which it isn't.

And again, Lynne fails to mention Randall Terry or Gary McCullough.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:00 PM EST

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