Smijer notes the silence in certain circles regarding the autopsy:
The rest of the pretend-doctor-and-make-believe-detective-o-sphere seems to be silent for now. I’m sure they will append their apologies just after Bill Frist takes the Senate Floor to make his own.
They are waiting for the usual supects to round up some ‘experts’ that refute the autopsy. Takes time to dig up dirt on a coroner. Give ’em some time- they will have a coordinated message of sheer silliness by this time tomorrow, insisting earnestly and vigorously that Terri was abused, she was still conscious, and that everyone else who says otherwise is evil. I predict that it will probably start with a Peggy Noonan piece in the Wall Street Journal, or something like that.
Am I jaded and cynical? You betcha.
And while we are at it, how about all the irony that all the folks who demanded an autoposy because “Michael was engaging in a cover-up” are now claiming the autposy doesn’t prove anything. You can’t keep up with all the nonsense from this crowd.
*** Update ***
As to why Dean Esmay thinks this post was about him, the only reason I can think of involves a Carly Simon song. I don’t remember Dean running around calling those who disagreed with him as followers of a culture of death. I don’t remember Dean running around loudly trumpeting everything the that Randall Terry et. al. threw up. I don’t remember him attacking Judge Greer and every other judge who had the temerity to not rule in favor of the Schindlers. I don’t remember Dean running around claiming Michael Schiavo didn’t have his wife’s best interests at heart or that Michael Schaivo stood to gain financially or that Michael Schiavo abused his wife. I don’t remember Dean doing any of that. And I certainly didn’t have Dean in mind when I wrote this post, so, if you would, Dean- stop accusing me of claiming you owe an apology.
I do think that the people who smeared Michael Schiavo relentlessly, including the congressmen who tried to ruin him on the floor of the House and Senate, owe him an apology. And I think there are a number of bloggers who owe him an apology. I think Nat Hentoff owes him and\ apology. But I don’t for a minute think that Dean does…