Some on the left side of the political spectrum like E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brian Dickerson of the Detroit Free Press are requesting that some on the right apologize for some things that were said regarding Terri Schiavo's condition. But I'm wondering why they don't ask those on the left to do the same thing.
For example, Max Blumenthal in the Huffington Post who described Terri Schiavo as "a woman with the mental capacity of a celery stalk."
Or Ellen Goodman who said, "Her cerebral cortex, the part of our anatomy that controls our ability to think and feel, is the consistency of Jell-O."
Or Canadian bioethicist Arthur Schafer who said, "her cerebral cortex (the outer layer of the brain's neural core) has turned to mush."
Or Ampersand of Alas, a blog who said, "To quote myself: The conclusion the court came to is that, based on medical testimony and Terri's CAT scan, her cerebral cortex has basically turned to liquid."
Odd considering the autopsy report says, "In the thalmus, the most medial portions were relatively preserved (from the frontal cortex)", and "The frontal temporal and temporal poles and insular-cortex demonstrated relative preservation" and "The granular neurons of the cerebral cortex were relatively preserved, while the larger pyramidal neurons were globally absent", and "There was laminar necrosis involving the middle cortical lamina, in most cortical sections examined microscopically, but this finding was patchy".