Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Fight For Your Children
How a story is worded and presented by the author has a profound influence upon the reader.
This particular story hit the blog waves Jan. 28, 2009 and caused a minor flap. It was the story of two children in the U.K. being raised by their grandparents. In a remarkable example of age discrimination, and after two years legal wrangling, the children were taken from their family and put up for adoption.
So how old were these decrepit people? 59 and 46 according to the report.
Maybe there are other reasons that these grandparents were unfit.
Perhaps it was because the grandfather was a "farmhand." In that case this is class discrimination.
Maybe it was because the grandmother has "diabetes" and the grandfather has "angina." In that case it is health discrimination.
The article only mentions the age of the grandparents as the reason. They were "too old."
There must be more to the story. Did the writer present all the facts, or just selected facts to gin up our emotions?
You can imagine the outrage racing across the www.
I don't think the outrage has anything to do with the fact that the children are to be adopted by... read it here...