The media’s negligence in Charlie Gard’s injury needs no further proof

Little Charlie Gard is going to die in a British hospital if nothing is done to try to save him. The media cares more for its own already-tarnished reputation than his life.

Res ipsa loquitur.

Their negligence is self-evident. Even Pope Francis corrected a horrendous spiritual error by his own Pontifical Academy, that sided with the British government. President Trump tweeted “we would be delighted to” help, if we can.

All morning, the press continued its blanket coverage of Trump’s tweets about wrestling and “fraudulent news network.” There was barely a mention of the humanitarian offer to a dying baby’s family. When it was mentioned, the networks used the dry news language of a pool report (relying on the AP). They focused on little Charlie’s condition, and the reaction of  the pope.

Deeper discussions of the “moral and political questions about the role of the state at the end of life” (The Atlantic) angled in on the outrage, and possible schism within the Catholic church.

Really the issue is stunningly simple. A baby is the responsibility and ward of his parents. Period. If this is not so, then a baby is the responsibility and ward of the State and the parents are mere agents of the State.

If we are all agents of the State, then we are not truly free moral agents. Then it follows that the State is the source of all rights, privileges and moral law.

Either we have a free society of citizens who, by their consent, choose and institute a government of men (and women), for various purposes to safeguard freedoms and inalienable rights granted by God. Or we have a society organized by a State to meet goals and effect conditions ordered by the leaders of the State.

In the E.U., citizens have acquiesced to the latter. In America, most cling to the former. President Trump simply echoed the heart of Americans of all stripes when he offered to help, because if the family has the means, and the baby is truly their charge, they should be allowed to care for him in the best manner they’ve chosen, within, of course, reasonable limits that they not harm him worse than his current prognosis.

Charlie Gard’s current prognosis is certain death.

The American media, mostly populated by and led by liberals who in fact agree with the E.U.’s position that little Charlie is a ward of the State and not his own parents, would rather ignore the only pertinent issue in this story. So they avoided it, minimized it, and swept it under the rug.

Their actions are negligent because they care more for their own opinions than the feelings and strong beliefs of most of America.

No evidence besides Charlie Gard is necessary to prove their guilt. Res ipsa loquitur. The thing speaks for itself.

Steve Berman

Editor

Editor of The New Americana. God, family, and country, in that order. With the exception of God, the other two cannot prosper without a firm belief in all three.

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