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Early Show: Bush Ended Our Child’s Chance To Survive
FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 03/09/2009 5:42:46 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

Yes, Bill Plante did acknowledge that the stem cell issue has “deep moral and political implications.” And yes, we did hear from a representative of the Family Research Council speaking in opposition to Pres. Obama’s decision to lift the Bush-era ban on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

But that said, was it right for the Early Show to air the most inflammatory possible accusation against Pres. Bush? Recounting the story of a young boy who died of a rare and fatal genetic disease Plante stated that the boy’s parents: “believe their son’s chance of survival ended when President George W. Bush signed an executive order in August, 2001, banning the federal government from funding embryonic stem cell research.”

As Plante spoke, CBS aired the image of a smiling [message: heartless?] Pres. Bush striding across the White House lawn

View video here.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: barackobama; earlyshow; georgewbush; stemcellresearch
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1 posted on 03/09/2009 5:42:46 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Guess these clown-O-loon supporters have not clued in to the fact that stem cell experiments have consistently failed - and I believe, have produced some rather horrendous results.


2 posted on 03/09/2009 5:44:23 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

Early Show: Bush ended our child’s chance of survival ping to Today show list.


3 posted on 03/09/2009 5:44:52 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Conservative criticism of the liberal media: www.finkelblog.com)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I believe that Bush ended my chance for immortality when he failed to federally fund my beer fueled groundhog hunt.


4 posted on 03/09/2009 5:45:38 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

every parent who loses a child tries to rationalize it by blaming someone or something

it doesn’t have to make sense to anyone else or be logical in any way

it also doesn’t have to be news

the people who did subject their children and loved ones to embryonic stem cell experiments- and lost them to terrible tumors- or have them still alive but terribly neurologically impaired

now that would be news


5 posted on 03/09/2009 5:46:47 AM PDT by silverleaf (Freedom's just another word for "nothing left to lose")
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

(that the boy’s parents: “believe their son’s chance of survival ended when President George W. Bush signed an executive order in August, 2001, banning the federal government from funding embryonic stem cell research.”)

I believe I am better looking then Brad Pitt.(I am not in reality)
I believe I am a multimillionaire.(my bank account proves I am not)
The parents are free to beleive what ever they need to believe to get them through the night. Doesn’t make it right or important or of any interest to anyone else.


6 posted on 03/09/2009 5:49:51 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

It is irresponsible for “journalists” to promote such ideas. Obviously, the cure for the child’s illness does not exist, stem cell research or not, at the present time.
If, in fact, the disease is rare, it will not be a high priority for research, unless there is someone who funds it and champions for it. And until this present administration decided to change the rules of economics, there is not funding for research for every existing condition.
The myth of embryonic research is that there is a miraculous cure, if only that research would be allowed. A cure that would be available overnight, by the way. It is a travesty that the proponents of embryonic research have been so dishonest.


7 posted on 03/09/2009 5:53:34 AM PDT by madinmadtown (BO stinks.....and I blame Oprah.)
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let’s not forget to mention the Fact, that the only promising stem-cell research that has produced desirable effects is from Adult Stem Cells.

Eyeamok


8 posted on 03/09/2009 5:56:48 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

two questions tend to clarify theis debate:

1) would you kill a child to improve your life?
2) What does the “Embryo” in “Embryonic Stem Cell” refer to?

as an adde3mdum you might wanna include “Why all the emphasis on EMBRYONIC stem cells, and not ADULT stem cells? Why must one be funded and the other neglected?


9 posted on 03/09/2009 5:57:53 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Adult stem cells, not embryonic, are where the action is. These days a surgeon can obtain stem cells from a patient’s fat tissue and reinject it for regenerative or reconstructive therapy.


10 posted on 03/09/2009 5:58:34 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: Da Coyote
>Guess these clown-O-loon supporters have not clued in to the fact that embryonic stem cell experiments have consistently failed - and I believe, have produced some rather horrendous results.

There, fixed it. Adult stem cells have done some remarkable things, without killing anyone.

11 posted on 03/09/2009 5:59:05 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Actually, the boy’s chances of survival became slim when he acquired the rare, fatal disease. The unfairness of blaming this on President Bush should be obvious to anyone.


12 posted on 03/09/2009 6:02:34 AM PDT by popdonnelly (It's fair to ask: did the voters elect a nut?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

“Henry Strongin-Goldberg’s death is a tragedy, a million abortions is a statistic.


13 posted on 03/09/2009 6:03:27 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Obama: The Kenyan Anthony Fremont)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
If they are looking for sympathy from me, they got exactly the opposite.
14 posted on 03/09/2009 6:05:08 AM PDT by Niteranger68 (Anarchy! Coming to a country near you.)
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To: popdonnelly
Bush is a genocidal murderer and should be prosecuted for this and war crimes and for the stock market crashing and for the deaths in the Gaza Strip and for the pilot whales that grounded themselves and for me stubbing my toe last week.

And for trying to kill Gaia, The Living Planet.

15 posted on 03/09/2009 6:05:47 AM PDT by an amused spectator (Obama: The Kenyan Anthony Fremont)
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The only thing Bush did was to prevent Federal money going to fund embryonic research. If embryonic stem cells were useful, research would continue without tax money.

Now for this bomb - I expect those women who are against “destruction” of embryos to be lining up and volunteering to be implanted so that the human embryo can develop to birth.


16 posted on 03/09/2009 6:08:58 AM PDT by Pelagius of Asturias
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To: Pelagius of Asturias

Two sides of the embryonic stem cell issue - both EVIL.

One - false hope, as shown by the parent in this article.

Two - dehumanizing the “embryo” so that no blood guilt is assigned to aborting inconvenient pregnancies.


17 posted on 03/09/2009 6:11:40 AM PDT by MrB (The 0bamanation: Marxism, Infanticide, Appeasement, Depression, Thuggery, and Censorship)
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My car got a flat tire the other day because of George Bush.


18 posted on 03/09/2009 6:15:14 AM PDT by newnhdad (The longest of journeys begins with one step.)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

“the boy’s parents: “believe their son’s chance of survival ended when President George W. Bush signed an executive order in August, 2001, banning the federal government from funding embryonic stem cell research.”)”

In reality, Bush EXPANDED taxpayer-financed embryonic stem cell research—a fact acknowledged even by the NY Slimes.
“For a time, the ban stood in the way of taxpayer-financed embryonic stem cell research, because embryos are destroyed when stem cells are extracted from them. But in August 2001, in a careful compromise, President Bush opened the door a tiny crack, by ordering that tax dollars could be used for studies on a small number of lines, or colonies, of stem cells already extracted from embryos — so long as federal researchers did not do the extraction themselves.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/09/us/politics/09stem.html

Thus, the parents can believe whatever they want—just as flat-earthers are entitled to believe whatever they want. But it is negligent journalism to present such factually incorrect views as if they accurately depict the truth of the situation. The original BAN was established during the Clinton administration and Bush eased those restrictions. But the media has no particular interest in letting facts get in the way of a good Bush-bashing story.


19 posted on 03/09/2009 6:15:50 AM PDT by DrC
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20 posted on 03/09/2009 6:17:28 AM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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