copy of an email I sent to Shep and Fox News:
It is amazing the lies Shepard Smith is spewing.
I just heard the news conference where they discussed the neurologist seeing Terri. He saw Terri for ONE HOUR but was not permitted by the guardian to examine her. He did not see 'clips of tapes' he saw 2 out of the 6 tapes so far, and they are trying to get the rest. Her cortex or cerebrum is not liquid. Please follow the link to view the CT scan and a neurologist's comments. She would not be able to swallow (which she can), smile (which she does) or vocalize (also does) if her brain were liquified. Your brain must be liquified if you believe this drivel you are speaking.
The Guardian ad litem was dismissed early on in the court proceedings. Please see the timeline on http://www.terrisfight.org/ for reference. It at one point also was Judge Greer. How can he possibly act as her advocate AND rule on cases about her?
The doctors you speak of are "right to die" advocates. We all can get experts to testify to anything. But at least on Terri's side they are backed up with facts. The doctor you most frequently reference says her brain is continuing to degenerate. First, he is diagnosing her with one of the LOWEST level of technologies available to diagnose brain injury. 2nd why not obtain an MRI or MRA? How can he determine this continued deterioration without obtaining followup tests? Is he psychic?
Let's make a big leap and assume she did not want 'artificial' life support. (The quote in court testimony I believe is, "No tubes for me.") Take the tube out. Then congress would be out of it, the guardian would be satisfied that her 'wishes' are being met, and nobody is violating Terri's supposed right to privacy or right to die. Nowhere did she say, don't put food in my mouth.
And that is one of the most problematic points, why is she being denied food by mouth? She can swallow, as she swallows her own saliva and has been fed by caregivers in the past. It is a felony in Florida to withhold food (by mouth). Why is Judge Greer permitted to nullify the law and order this? If this were a minor, people would be screaming child abuse.
You also said Jeb was going to create a law. False. There is a statute in place that would allow an emergency protection order be placed on a vulnerable adult. Get your facts straight. You do all your viewers, whether for or against what is going on, a complete disservice.
Your comments sicken me as they are, without a doubt in my mind, complete and utter garbage. I actually had to mute the TV because I couldn't stand hearing you go on. Then I turned off the TV. You are out to make money and sensationalize and distort this story. Pity you can't research the issue and present accurate information.
I would love a comment back, but I highly doubt I will get one.