Sad news about Natashia Richardson and shocking, even brutal reporting because she is a celebrity. If there is any area where the media can and should show discretion is not to speculate about someone’s medical condition. Of course, I’m pissing in the wind thinking the shark tanks of media will consider that this woman’s family could be hearing this gossip about the fate of their loved one. Get sick of pathetic lack of ethics.

At the very least they can not use phrasology as ‘brain dead’ and ‘vegatative states.’ The first is a clinical determination that should only be reported as news by a medical official. The second is no less a ignorant slang about someone in acute trauma. If one must comment at all, they might consider non-responsive.