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“Fla. Highway Crash Kills 7 Adopted Kids”

I am feeling a bit disgusted with reporters this morning. As if this wasn’t enough of a tragedy, why is the fact that these poor little angels were adopted important enough to mention in both the headline and the story? Will their parents somehow grieve them less? Are we supposed to think, “well thank goodness they weren’t the parents’ ‘real’ kids”? What the hell is the POINT of even mentioning it? Why is this in any way relavent to the story? Is this supposed to be less of a loss because they are adopted?

Please, please take a moment and send a letter to info@ap.org and let them know your feelings about their choice to specify that these children were adopted. Ask why it was important to mention this. Ask what they hoped to convey by mentioning it.

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January 26, 2006 - Posted by | General

1 Comment »

  1. i was thinking this exact same thing this morning when i heard the story!

    Comment by everyscarisabridge | January 26, 2006 | Reply


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