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Michael Schiavo Caught in Serious Distortion of Truth on NBC Interview
Life Site News ^ | March 24, 2006 | John-Henry Westen

Posted on 03/24/2006 2:33:29 PM PST by topher

Michael Schiavo Caught in Serious Distortion of Truth on NBC Interview

By John-Henry Westen

CLEARWATER, FLA., March 24, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Michael Schiavo, who ordered doctors to withhold food and water from his severely disabled wife Terri until she died, and his current wife Jodi were interviewed by NBC's Matt Lauer. Those exclusive interviews based on Schiavo's upcoming book "Terri: The Truth," are to be broadcast on "Dateline," Sunday, March 26 at 7 p.m.. Ironically, despite claiming to speak about 'the truth' concerning Terri, NBC's Lauer catches Schiavo in a serious distortion of truth as the interview begins.

In the interview, Michael responds to Lauer asking why he would not just divorce Terri - since he was already living with another woman with whom he had fathered children - leaving Terri with her own parents who were begging to be allowed to care for her. Michael answered, "When you sit in a courtroom and you hear her father say I'll cut her arms and her legs off, just to keep her alive, why would I want to put their daughter back in their care if he's gonna (sic) do that to her."

At this point Lauer interjects to say, "Let's make sure we understand that statement," with Schiavo trying to cut him off all the while, he adds, "I think the statement was, if she were to develop gangrene, and had to have limbs amputated, he would do that and okay that as long as he could still have her alive. That's a little different than the way you . . ." At this point Schiavo, who had been interrupting Lauer the whole way through his clarification interrupts definitively cutting off Lauer and changing the subject.

The interview is one sided, in that it presents only Michael's point of view and ends with Michael relating through his tears his last moments with Terri, going so far as to say, "She's up there praising me right now... and saying thank you."

Lauer notes that the book is not about honouring Terri, but about settling some scores. To which Schiavo responds, "Oh yes it does."

At another point in the interview, Lauer asks, "People have often asked. Michael why didn't you divorce Terri, you were living with Jodi." Schiavo replies, "Why do I have to divorce Terri? Terri wasn't like a football- an inanimate object you pass back and forth. She was my wife. You mean because your wife gets sick, do you give her back?"

Asked about his decision to remove Terri's feeding tube despite the pleas of Americans, groups from around the world and even the Vatican, Schiavo said, "Yeah, well I guess when it all boiled down, I couldn't understand why these people were so passionate about my life... People are allowed to die every day. Feeding tubes are removed every day."

Schiavo will appear live on "Today," Monday, March 27, and with Jodi on Tuesday, March 28.

To see a preview video excerpt of the interview go here and click on the 'launch' button;

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11943750/

See related LifeSiteNews.com coverage: Terri Schiavo's Husband Re-Married in Catholic Church http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2006/jan/06012306.html

Ten Year Old Arrested for Giving Food to Terri Schiavo Apologizes

http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2005/aug/05083103.html


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: busybodies; cultureofdeath; emotewithme; murderapologists; murderforfunand; schiavo; schiavostalkers; shesdeadjimmoveon; statesanctioneddeath; terribots; terrischiavo; thepassionoftheterri; thewhiteojsimpson; wifekiller
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Basically, Michael claims that Terri's father Bob Schindler wanted to cut off Terri's arms and legs.

But that is taken out of context - Bob Schindler said that if Terri developed gangrene, he would ask that the infected limbs be amputated.

Maybe the title should Lies, Sex, and Video...

1 posted on 03/24/2006 2:33:32 PM PST by topher
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To: topher
He was so eager to kill his own wife and the country seemed to back his decision and was angry at the parents for seeking to save their own child. He got what he wanted and he's still not happy.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

2 posted on 03/24/2006 2:36:13 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop
He got what he wanted and he's still not happy.

Gee, that's just too bad. /s

3 posted on 03/24/2006 2:38:38 PM PST by knittnmom (...surrounded by reality)
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To: topher

I already knew this and Michael has always distorted the truth. He is a liar, always was! He didn't like the fact that terris parents would amputate if she was faced with gangrene or something like that, but he sure did love seeing her starve to death! SICk twisted SOB!


5 posted on 03/24/2006 2:39:42 PM PST by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: topher
In the interview, Michael responds to Lauer asking why he would not just divorce Terri - since he was already living with another woman with whom he had fathered children - leaving Terri with her own parents who were begging to be allowed to care for her. Michael answered, "When you sit in a courtroom and you hear her father say I'll cut her arms and her legs off, just to keep her alive, why would I want to put their daughter back in their care if he's gonna (sic) do that to her."

Cindy Sheehan offered to whack her son with the family car to mangle his legs to keep him out of service yet no one is allowed to be critical of her relationship with her son.

6 posted on 03/24/2006 2:39:47 PM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: goldstategop

This guy is a real piece of work. What a class act.


7 posted on 03/24/2006 2:39:51 PM PST by danmyte
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To: topher

Self consored comment -- what'd I'd say would be deleted.


8 posted on 03/24/2006 2:41:11 PM PST by tallhappy (Juntos Podemos!)
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To: goldstategop

I don't think Michael Schiaov will ever be happy. IN fact I suspect his book will do terrible and he will once again be angry that people don't understand him and don't like him!


9 posted on 03/24/2006 2:41:35 PM PST by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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To: topher
At another point in the interview, Lauer asks, "People have often asked. Michael why didn't you divorce Terri, you were living with Jodi." Schiavo replies, "Why do I have to divorce Terri? Terri wasn't like a football- an inanimate object you pass back and forth. She was my wife. You mean because your wife gets sick, do you give her back?"

Michael had ALREADY abandoned his wife to commit adultery (or bigamy). She would be given BACK to those who brought her into this world and had HER best interests at stake. Terri was a goldmine to this leech.

10 posted on 03/24/2006 2:42:11 PM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: topher
She was my wife. You mean because your wife gets sick, do you give her back?"

Of course you don't give her back, Michael, you kill her instead. Right?

11 posted on 03/24/2006 2:42:38 PM PST by Pete
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To: topher

"Terri wasn't like a football- an inanimate object"

Uh, Michael tried to make EXACTLY that case. That she had no mental facilities and was not responsive to anything. Didn't feel any pain, etc.


12 posted on 03/24/2006 2:43:15 PM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: floriduh voter; BykrBayb; T'wit; Ohioan from Florida; Sun; amdgmary

PING


13 posted on 03/24/2006 2:43:16 PM PST by Halls (One Proud Texas Momma!!)
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"Yeah, well I guess when it all boiled down, I couldn't understand why these people were so passionate about my life"

We didn't give a flip about your life, you selfish SOB. We were disgusted that in the absence of a signed contract you had authority to claim a living will over the wishes of her parents. Your ties to being her "legal guardian" were shaky at best as you had abandoned the marriage to shack up with a more functional wife.


14 posted on 03/24/2006 2:45:02 PM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: goldstategop
He got what he wanted and he's still not happy.

Felon's guilt.

15 posted on 03/24/2006 2:46:06 PM PST by weegee ("Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but Democrats believe every day is April 15.")
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To: Pete
If his wife was a burden, he could have divorced her and left her to her parents care and been happy living with his second wife. It wasn't that hard a choice. He could have a man about it instead of making her family look like the villains in what followed.

(Denny Crane: "I Don't Want To Socialize With A Pinko Liberal Democrat Commie. Say What You Like About Republicans. We Stick To Our Convictions. Even When We Know We're Dead Wrong.")

16 posted on 03/24/2006 2:46:56 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: weegee

He and Rusty are a pair.


17 posted on 03/24/2006 2:47:02 PM PST by Jaded (The truthshall set you free, but lying to yourself turns you French.)
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To: topher
Asked about his decision to remove Terri's feeding tube despite the pleas of Americans, groups from around the world and even the Vatican, Schiavo said, "Yeah, well I guess when it all boiled down, I couldn't understand why these people were so passionate about my life...

Don't flatter yourself, you jerk. We were passionate about Terri's life, wanting her to live out her life with her parents and siblings.

18 posted on 03/24/2006 2:47:29 PM PST by Ladysmith ((NRA, SAS))
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To: Pete
Of course you don't give her back, Michael, you kill her instead. Right?

That is what I will never understand? Her parents and siblings loved her and would have taken care of her the rest of her life. Why couldn't he just walk away and get on with his life?

And then the headstone, now the book. He will NEVER give this family any peace. It is beyond callous.

19 posted on 03/24/2006 2:48:01 PM PST by yellowdoghunter (I sometimes only vote for Republicans because they are not Democrats....by Dr. Thomas Sowell)
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To: weegee

"Uh, Michael tried to make EXACTLY that case. That she had no mental facilities and was not responsive to anything. Didn't feel any pain, etc."

Exactly, so why can't we just put CA death row inmates in a drug induced coma and just starve them to death. It was good enough for Terri!


20 posted on 03/24/2006 2:48:26 PM PST by ShutUpandSing
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To: topher

At another point in the interview, Lauer asks, "People have often asked. Michael why didn't you divorce Terri, you were living with Jodi." Schiavo replies, "Why do I have to divorce Terri? Terri wasn't like a football- an inanimate object you pass back and forth. She was my wife. You mean because your wife gets sick, do you give her back?"

then why the hell were u BANGING ANOTHER CHICK...HYPOCRITE BAS*ARD


21 posted on 03/24/2006 2:48:56 PM PST by skaterboy
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To: Pheadra

"I'll wager that he gets a lot of flack wherever he goes.
Deservedly so."

Do we know anyone that would by his book?
I don't.
I hope this is a money losing book.
He doesn't need to make a penny on the suffering of his first wife.

Who knows, he could have been responsible for her death.
There was speculation that he had something to do with it.


22 posted on 03/24/2006 2:51:55 PM PST by fabriclady
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To: goldstategop

Well, there that old saying, may you get what you want and much more.


23 posted on 03/24/2006 2:52:45 PM PST by SQUID
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To: Jaded

Ah, but a pair of WHAT?? : )

(How goes it?)


24 posted on 03/24/2006 2:52:47 PM PST by Politicalmom (Must I use a sarcasm tag?)
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To: topher

My thoughts on Michael are quite well known. My thoughts about his wife Jodi are yet to develop. What kind of woman is she? Is she as evil as him or as stupid as they come?


25 posted on 03/24/2006 2:53:10 PM PST by TXBubba ( Democrats: If they don't abort you then they will tax you to death.)
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To: yellowdoghunter

The more I read and learn about Michael Schiavo the more I would classify him as a psychopath. One that takes pleasure in the suffering death of another while watching her family suffer a heartache no parent should go through.


26 posted on 03/24/2006 2:54:46 PM PST by Brytani
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To: topher
"...and his current wife Jodi...."

Who'd best watch her back.

27 posted on 03/24/2006 2:54:47 PM PST by onedoug
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To: topher

I hope this turd keeps talking and having ghost-written books so everybody can see just what he is. Especially some Freepers who were just salivating to let the poor girl starve.

And, somehow, I think he will continue to try and stay in the public eye to manufacture validation for his actions - because unless he's a true psychopath (like felos and greer), he CANNOT be alone with himself.


28 posted on 03/24/2006 2:55:13 PM PST by GadareneDemoniac
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To: topher

Seriously, let it go.

Its over.


29 posted on 03/24/2006 2:56:18 PM PST by WhiteGuy ("Every Generation needs a new revolution" - Jefferson)
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To: topher
The book by Bob and Mary Schindler (Terri's parents), Bobby Schindler (brother), and Suzanne Vitadamo is due out March 28, 2008.

Book title is:

A Life That Matters: The Legacy of Terri Schiavo - A Lesson for us All

30 posted on 03/24/2006 2:58:43 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: Halls

Don't worry, he's trying to make a movie too.


31 posted on 03/24/2006 2:59:15 PM PST by AliVeritas (“Pacifism is objectively pro-Islamo-Fascist.”)
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To: topher

Schiavo lied? Noooooooooooo!

I'm shocked....SHOCKED, I tell you.


32 posted on 03/24/2006 3:01:21 PM PST by Petronski (I love Cyborg!)
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To: goldstategop

Don't get me started, I read all the court documents and police reports... as well as hospice reports... it was a lot worse than anyone thinks.


33 posted on 03/24/2006 3:01:24 PM PST by AliVeritas (“Pacifism is objectively pro-Islamo-Fascist.”)
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To: topher
But that is taken out of context - Bob Schindler said that if Terri developed gangrene, he would ask that the infected limbs be amputated.

Oh yes, that's so much better. A family that would cut off all your appendages just to keep you alive. I have made it absolutely clear to my family, my friends, and those that may be around if I'm ever in the same situation to cut off the power and go home. There is a point that it's time to let go. It doesn't matter. The poor woman is finally at peace, it's over, move on.

And don't anyone bother responding with your 'facts' that you heard from the nurse's second cousin's waitress' friend who works at Denny's who just happened to be sitting next to Judge Greer nephew's next door neighbor in a Scientology meeting 20 years ago about some grand plan because it's over. Frankly I think the lot of you have gone off the deep end and you give conservatism a bad name

34 posted on 03/24/2006 3:02:11 PM PST by billbears (Deo Vindice)
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To: ShutUpandSing

Oh no... you see how they raved over Tookie...
Funny, no one was there for the disabled blind convict who was next... wonder why that was?


35 posted on 03/24/2006 3:03:03 PM PST by AliVeritas (“Pacifism is objectively pro-Islamo-Fascist.”)
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To: topher

Kudos to Matt Lauer for setting this creep back on his heels.


36 posted on 03/24/2006 3:04:47 PM PST by Cecily
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To: topher
I've said before that Mike Schiavo and George Felos would be perfectly cast to play the creepy husband and his creepy lawyer if Lifetime ever made a movie about the case...if it weren't for the fact that they actually were those guys.
37 posted on 03/24/2006 3:05:19 PM PST by RichInOC (Stupidity is its own punishment...but sometimes it causes collateral damage.)
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To: skaterboy

Banging? He had two kids by her... It would seem (to a novice of anything legal), that a DNA test would show that Terri wasn't his first interest and him being guardian was not in the best interest of Terri.


38 posted on 03/24/2006 3:05:46 PM PST by AliVeritas (“Pacifism is objectively pro-Islamo-Fascist.”)
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To: topher

"I couldn't understand why these people were so passionate about my life..."

We weren't concerned about your sorry ass-life, it was your wife we cared about.


39 posted on 03/24/2006 3:05:55 PM PST by SAMS (Nobody loves a soldier until the enemy is at the gate; Army Wife & Marine Mom)
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To: AliVeritas

Because he didn't write a childrens book, duh;)


40 posted on 03/24/2006 3:06:01 PM PST by ShutUpandSing
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To: WhiteGuy
I do understand that people are sick of the story, but...

It is not the fact that Terri is dead, it is that others will try to do the same thing to their LOVED ONES...

There are two books coming out about Terri - which is why this is news - one by her parents and siblings and the one by her husband.

It is just a case of a Good Ol' Boy stacked deck. The attorney Felos was Chairman of the Hospice one year before Terri was admitted to that Hospice. He stepped down as Chairman of the Board of the Hospice, and then got Terri admitted and then proceeded with trying to execute her - which he successfully did in 2005.

A number of the County Board of Supervisors of Pinellas County were on the Board of Directors of the Hospice...

Sort of like lynching an African American in the deep South in the 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s...

41 posted on 03/24/2006 3:06:26 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: billbears
~applause~
42 posted on 03/24/2006 3:07:14 PM PST by HairOfTheDog (Hobbit Hole knives for soldiers! www.freeper.the-hobbit-hole.net)
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To: 80 Square Miles

Like a friend of mine tells her 4 year old when he whines because she won't give him what she wants "to bad, so sad"


43 posted on 03/24/2006 3:07:32 PM PST by MissEdie
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To: WhiteGuy

Schiavo is the one who keeps himself in the public eye. Please tell him to let it go and get out of our faces.


44 posted on 03/24/2006 3:08:33 PM PST by Cecily
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To: WhiteGuy

Sorry, WhiteGuy - it's not! It's still going on. Besides, how can WE let it go when Michael won't????


45 posted on 03/24/2006 3:09:11 PM PST by jackibutterfly (.)
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To: Halls
MIkey's a real drama queen. In this article quotes from his silly book which will end up in the clearance bins at a book store near you.

http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=reutersEdge&storyID=2006-03-24T165910Z_01_B43401_RTRUKOC_0_US-SUN-SUBBEDRIGHTS-SCHIAVO.xml

46 posted on 03/24/2006 3:09:13 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org Tom Gallagher for Fla Guv www.tg2006.com)
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To: billbears
You forgot one thing - justice is blind in this case - Judge Greer was legally blind...

But having a clearly written Living Will would take care of that - specifying that you would be allowed to die rather than take extreme measures for you to continue living.

There was nothing in writing about Terri, and the fact that Michael only had two kids by his lover while he was still married to Terri and was her Legal Guardian makes this case suspicious...

47 posted on 03/24/2006 3:10:41 PM PST by topher (Let us return to old-fashioned morality - morality that has stood the test of time...)
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To: topher
It was a modern day lynching with a wink and a nod by all the good old boys and gals in Florida. Lots of Republicans on board for the torture death of Terri. It all goes back to Judge Greer and the Sembler family. The Bushes are loyal to their friends, loyal to a fault.

Terri was not their friend so she was not rescued.

48 posted on 03/24/2006 3:16:19 PM PST by floriduh voter (http://www.conservative-spirit.org Tom Gallagher for Fla Guv www.tg2006.com)
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To: topher
You mean because your wife gets sick, do you give her back?"

no, of course not. you carry out the most pathetic assassination in the history of the human race -- well, the second most pathetic, while sleeping with your new squeeze.

this poor deranged psychopath, partnering with the death industry and pro-death zealots, used the legal system to murder Terri Schiavo in slow, excruciating motion, while the world watched.

Just when you think you've seen it all. America is to be very ashamed of itself.

49 posted on 03/24/2006 3:17:14 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (blah)
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To: topher
"She's up there praising me right now... and saying thank you."

Yeah, sure, whatever; if you say it mikey, it must be true. (The reason schiavo isn't "happy" is because he hasn't gotten his movie deal yet.)

50 posted on 03/24/2006 3:22:25 PM PST by E=MC<sup>2</sup> (Are liberals born stupid, or do they have to work at it???)
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