Monday, July 22, 2013

Better Journalism

Virginia woman with Down syndrome seeks power to control her own life
Theresa Vargas, Washington Post - July 20, 2013

Credit where credit's due. Here is a Washington Post article that does justice to a disability rights story. I'm sure that a close reading of the article would reveal some ableism, but overall, I think it gave fair consideration to "both sides" of this guardianship case, while connecting it with broader philosophical, policy, and judicial issues.

That's my "meta-analysis" of the journalism. The story itself had me swearing under my breath. I'd have sworn out loud if I'd been at home instead of Starbucks. What shocked me most was the outrageous behavior of the judge.

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