Monday, October 11, 2004

RIP Reeve

You'd think Christopher Reeve would be one of those people upon whose death we all could shed a tear or at least feel a moment of sadness. Not much you could say bad about him.

Or so I thought. As Digby points out, some on the far right are practically celebrating his demise. Why? Well, apparently, he's a baby killer. And if conspiracy theories are your thing: more than one poster over at The Free Republic posits that Kerry knew Reeve was dying when he mentioned him in the debate the other night, knowing he'd win sympathy days later. Similar ideas around Kerry making Reeve a stem cell martyr, too. Depressing stuff.

(Via Michael Bérubé)

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