Schiavo-Mania

Greg Palast

If We’re Going to Unplug Brain-Dead Americans
Sean Hannity Will Lose Half His Listeners

by Greg Palast

There’s no telling where this will end.

And whose fault is it that Terri Schiavo is lying in a coma? Come on, you know Who I’m talking about.

Why picket those poor sods, the Schiavo family? Good Christians should be picketing the churches! I mean, there must be twenty million punters on their knees praying for this poor girl and Mr. God couldn’t give a toss.

Is He deaf? Does He have something better to do? Is He off for the Easter holiday?

And let me not mention that this Lord has been collecting billions from his faithful through his lieutenants like Pat Robertson. You know what “700 Club” stands for? Seven-hundred bucks a year. So where is Mr. Show-Me-the-Money now? Up in his high heaven watching re-runs of Charlie’s Angels?

Let’s face it. It’s time Congress passed a law that says, either this Guy performs a couple of miracles — no tricks — or all His televangelists will be cut off the gimme gravy train.

Is this blog in bad taste? Compared to what? Compared to Congress passing a law to berate a bereaved family — while bombs go off in Baghdad, while the President’s Wall Street cronies are breaking into the social security vault, while Osama laughs himself sick every time the airport guards tell an old lady to take off her shoes?

Unplug the brain-dead? And leave the White House empty?

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Greg Palast is the author of the New York Times bestseller, the Best Democracy Money Can Buy. Subscribe to his columns at www.GregPalast.com Out in this month’s Harper’s Magazine: Palast uncovers the secret State Department documents dividing up Iraq’s oil.