(LifeNews.com) – Long before President Donald Trump exposed media corruption by popularizing the term “fake news,” my family was subjected to a battle of deceptive reporting about my sister, Terri Schiavo. One-sided “journalism” continues today, as demonstrated by a recent Tampa Bay Times article titled, “Inside the Terri Schiavo case: Pinellas judge who decided her fate opens up,” by Leonora LaPeter Anton.
Ms. Anton writes about Judge George Greer of Pinellas County Florida Circuit Court, who ruled that Terri’s estranged husband and legal guardian, Michael Schiavo, could remove her food and water (via feeding tube). Greer’s decision was enforced on March 18, 2005. Thus began my sister’s grotesque and heart-rending death due to dehydration and starvation that lasted almost 14 days.
For those who do not remember, Terri, at the age of 26, experienced a still inexplicable collapse that resulted in a severe brain injury. In typical media fashion, Anton distorts Terri’s condition, omits important facts about the case, and most egregiously, Michael’s apparent conflicts of interest in his pursuit to end Terri’s life.
At the same time, she unapologetically portrays Judge Greer as the “victim,” requesting sympathy for all the suffering and hate he endured during Terri’s protracted legal battle and eventual death. This is the same judge who never visited Terri in the five years he presided over the case, despite several requests to do so. Not once did he see the innocent disabled person he sentenced to death. CONTINUE