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Originally Posted by Geigerin View Post
That story was absolute rubbish. They slandered the midwives and the family, and I am absolutely disgusted.

Not that I would expect any different from fox news.
Just a reminder, but Fox News isn't the only news network guilty of such garbage journalism. They're just slanted in the opposite direction as ABC, NBC and CBS and that's why they've attracted so much negative attention from "watchdog" groups.
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Just a reminder, but Fox News isn't the only news network guilty of such garbage journalism. They're just slanted in the opposite direction as ABC, NBC and CBS and that's why they've attracted so much negative attention from "watchdog" groups.
Nobody said they were. Your intro says you've been lurking for quite some time. If so you already know this isn't the first and won't be the last time a network news channel or local affiliate of same has caught the attention and ire of the {majority?} activists here at MDC. Birth rights are a huge issue in Indiana, have been for years and as other pp stated are in a very precarious state right now. So a few of us are on edge and snap easily when allegedly reliable news stations do over-dramatic, ratings-grab stories that stir the public and feed them false info.
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I agree with BBM about letting it die down. Which I think/hope is already happening.

Kim's reply was just a bunch of foot stomping about how she thoroughly researched it and presented the facts, and how she understands that people want to choose where to birth, but it's about the child (as if homebirthers don't care about their babies --- oh, that burned my britches).

I never intended to change her mind or get any retractions or apologies. I just wanted her to know that intelligent people can see right through her "journalism," see all the inconsistencies in her story, see that she didn't really have any facts at all, see that her story was based on lies and heresay.
and that's about the politest thing I can say about her reply. I've always thought she was one half step above weather girl in the research department, this just further confirms that suspicion.
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Originally Posted by chiro_kristin View Post

Of course the midwives in question would not answer your questions. They are bound to privacy laws, the same as any health care professional, a fact EMT Shawn Phenis seems to have completely forgotten. I'm sure they would love to defend themselves against this perversion if they did not truly care about their obligations as health care professionals.

Then you follow with Shawn Phenis' comment about "someone's to blame" as if that was directly related to the knotted cord! Does being an EMT make one an expert on pregnancy and birth? Does the EMT know anything about the case history other than the information directly needed to provide life-saving efforts? It is doubtful.

I thought "journalism" like this was left to rags like Star and the National Enquirer. You should be ashamed."
Excellent response-Excellent points you have made! ---thank you. :
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