Wednesday, April 13, 2005

To Sean P. Corcoran

Regarding Sean P. Corcoran's slanderous attack on the conservative and religious sectors that the Daily chose to run today:

Bill Frist never said that HIV can be contracted from sweat and tears; rather, he said it would be very difficult to get HIV from sweat and tears. He said, and I quote, "It would be very hard. It would be very hard for tears and sweat, I mean, you can get virus in tears and sweat but in terms of the degree of infecting somebody, it would be very hard."

You can, in fact, find HIV in sweat and tears, if you believe the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Since you quoted the phrase "secular terrorists," I'm going to assume you have a source for it. Would you mind sharing?

Also, how exactly did Congress "attempt to rewrite the constitution in the name of God"? Do you have any facts to back up your bigotry against conservatives? All that Congress did was make it possible for a federal court to hear the Schiavo case. Don't let that get in your way though.

"The right has proven itself adept at exploiting the death of Pope John Paul II to spread its message." Oh really? Do you have any proof? No?

"Many pharmacists throughout the nation are intimidated by religious radicals to refuse to fill prescriptions for birth control." Proof? No?

"Often public school teachers shirk the subject of evolution, fearing a backlash by conservative parents." Proof? No?

"It is time to recognize that the rise of theocracy here is just as frightening as it is in Baghdad." Yes, since the leaders of our government are also the leaders of the state-mandated religion, just as they are in Iraq. Oh wait - you mean neither the United States nor Iraq has anything resembling a theocracy? My bad. Just because the majority of the people in the United States want to be represented by politicians with morals and ethics does not make our government a theocracy.

If you're going to make things up, at least make up some facts to support them. But then again, perhaps you're just trying to prove your adage that "The Daily sucks because it's run by a large number of amateurs, many of which lack the experience and time to check their facts and edit their work before printing."