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Is coming nearer on the path.

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Friday, April 01, 2005

Oh, Come On!!! -- Schindlers Selling Supporter Information


If you expressed your support to Terri Schiavo and her parents fight to keep her alive, you may begin to receive a steady stream of solicitations, according to a Local 6 News report.

Terri Schiavo's parents have agreed to sell their list of supporters to a direct-mailing firm, Local 6 News reported.

The company, "Response Unlimited" pays about $150 a month for 6,000 names and $500 a month for 6,000 e-mail addresses.

A spokesperson for the Schindlers confirmed that they had agreed to sell the information, but won't say for how much.

I'm really hoping that I find myself writing some Update later today noting that this was some sort of Bababooey-esque tasteless April Fool's stunt. Because if it isn't, my sympathy for the parents of Terri Schiavo just dried up. How appalling to cash in on something like this (and I'm not disregarding that certain explanations are available, but they'll be transparent rationalizations in any form), and so quickly. Seriously, what are they thinking!?

(Hat tip, Feralboy)

UPDATE: Binky corrected my title; it should not have read "Schiavo's Selling . . ." as it originally did. Thanks.


Anonymous binky said...

In your title, don't you mean the Schindlers, not the Schiavos?

1:57 PM  

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