6.02.2009

who is responsible for the assassination of george tiller?

I know this is being circulated like crazy, but just in case you haven't seen it yet, from Salon: O'Reilly's Campaign Against Murdered Doctor, by Gabriel Winant.

I haven't been able to read the whole piece yet. I'm still too upset about Tiller's murder. I can't stomach this hatred, this fatwa, against a man who, despite danger to himself, helped desperate women and girls get their lives back. But it's here.

Keith Olbermann says Fox News incited Dr Tiller's murder:



Adele Stan asks, Tiller Murder: Ann Coulter's Happy Day?

There's a lot more, but these make the point well enough.

16 comments:

L-girl said...

If you don't read the whole Salon story, PLEASE watch Keith Olbermann. It's typically, wonderfully great.

Stephanie said...

I love this video!! I didn't think that anyone in mainstream media was capable of speaking such truths...inspirational, really!

L-girl said...

Olbermann is something else. I used to post video of him frequently, but I got out of the habit. Search wmtc for Olbermann, or search YouTube. Amazing anti-Bush and anti-war stuff. Tremendous anger combined with beautiful eloquence.

Stephanie said...

Eloquence (& anger) indeed! Sharp and cutting! I love it.

I will, no doubt, look for more Olbermann, thx.

L-girl said...

Here, I'll help:

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L-girl said...

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That's it for now! :)

Stephanie said...

Yay! Thanks!

Stephanie said...

Ohhhhhhh I have begun...

Allowing myself a wee pause in my work here to watch the first of the many links you provided and I feel giddy!! I am ashamed to say I knew nothing of this brilliant man before tonight. I watched him with utter glee. Such vehemence and beautifully crafted venom I can't stop tapping my toes together as I watch with hands clasped and a huge smile on my face.

That's enough for now...must work, more later. Big smile, thank you.

redsock said...

In his previous life, KO was a famous anchor at ESPN Sportscenter. Very clever and funny and unique. I remember thinking it was somewhat bizarre he was getting a cable new show. But it has evolved and he has really grown into it.

Kim_in_TO said...

I think I discovered him through a link posted here some time ago. He's my hero. I would marry him.

=)

Kim_in_TO said...

Who is responsible? Let's just say that a lot of these anti-choice people who are decrying violence right now are right in the same boat as the white power people who claim they just want to "preserve their culture".

redsock said...

Kim:
Another Red Sox blog mentioned a post of mine (it must have been somewhat poltical, I guess) and one commenter said: "If Keith Olbermann was a Red Sox fan, he'd be this guy", meaning me. I liked that!

John F said...

Last night, Olbermann interviewed a woman who knew Tiller for 25 years. She detailed a few of the cases her organization had referred to him.

There was a woman whose fetus had died about 10 weeks before the expected due date. Leaving it in place would have endangered her life, but local practitioners (in Mississippi) still refused to operate! One of them apparently said that it was the woman's "duty" to carry to dead fetus to term.

Is that a common view among the anti-choice crowd? How does removing a dead fetus even qualify as an abortion? Before hearing that story, I hadn't realized the full depth of the insanity women must deal with.

deang said...

I just watched the Olbermann commentary, and seeing O'Reilly et al has left me seething. I think of all the times I was on anti-war marches and anti-sanctions marches, protesting against the direct and conscious slaughter of hundreds of thousands of already-born humans, only to be heckled by handfuls of fetus-lovers always screaming the same things and implying that we shouldn't be protesting the vast deaths of hundreds of thousands of indisputably living humans but should instead focus all our attention on keeping blobs of cells in women's uteruses alive. The fact that the US military slaughters already-born people in incomprehensible numbers didn't seem to bother them. Imagine if these people turned their "pro-life" attention to the vastly more lethal US military, what an effect they could have.

L-girl said...

Dean, thanks for that.

Kim, I think he's already married, but it's worth a try. :)

L-girl said...

"Last night, Olbermann interviewed a woman who knew Tiller for 25 years. She detailed a few of the cases her organization had referred to him."

I noticed on Facebook that the woman who founded Haven - who is Canadian, and has returned to Canada for medical school to become an abortion provider - is going to Kansas to pay respects to the Tiller family. He was a huge influence on her life and work.

"There was a woman whose fetus had died about 10 weeks before the expected due date. Leaving it in place would have endangered her life, but local practitioners (in Mississippi) still refused to operate! One of them apparently said that it was the woman's "duty" to carry to dead fetus to term."

My friend who had a "late-term" abortion had the same thing. The fetus was still technically alive, but would have died at or during birth, as it had no brain. There was zero chance of survival.

She had lost pregnancies before and was *devasated* by this - I feared she was suicidal.

Without the safe and legal means to terminate the pregnancy, I don't know if she would have survived.

Yet those people would have forced her to carry the fetus to term.

"Is that a common view among the anti-choice crowd?"

I couldn't say, but as most states prohibit these abortions, and the other side has completely demonized the procedure, and no one wants to hear the facts, I assume it's quite common.

"Before hearing that story, I hadn't realized the full depth of the insanity women must deal with."

Then thank [something] for Keith Olbermann. He's doing an amazing job.