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January 10, 2005

Now I'm all angry again

As God is my witness, sometimes I just hate people. Especially news folk, and I used be a reporter for a living, before the cancer/pastor thing.

The latest outrage?

Well, Rosemary Kennedy, who was the inspiration for the Special Olympics, died recently at 86.

The NY Times originally had the AP headline "Retarded Kennedy Sister Dies at 86" up on their website before they finally located someone with a soul later in the day and changed it to "Rosemary Kennedy, Senator's Sister, 86, Dies."

Still, that pales in comparison to this offering from the Canadian Press: "Rosemary Kennedy, retarded sister of assassinated president, dead at 86."

Their lead paragraph?

Rosemary Kennedy, a sister of the late U.S. president John Kennedy who was born mentally retarded and lived most of her life in an institution after a lobotomy, died Friday, her family said.

It doesn't matter that she INSPIRED the SPECIAL OLYMPICS. Not to the Canadian Press. They want us to know that (1) she was "retarded" and (2) that her brother was assassinated.

It's probably a bad sign in a pastor that he wants to shake people.



*thanks to Gawker for finding this and ruining my breakfast.

Posted by Dan at January 10, 2005 09:08 AM

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I hadn't realized the headlines were so despicable.

I was reminded (again) of the horrific way Joe Kennedy manipulated everyone and everything that got in his way.

Posted by: Ara Rubyan at January 10, 2005 10:43 AM

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