Thursday, October 30, 2003

Larry King To Hear Schindlers' Side?

A rumor has been going around the internet to the effect that Larry King Live is going to have Bob and Mary Schindler on the show next Thursday.

While the Schindlers have been in discussion with the Larry King show about an appearance, it's not a done deal yet. The problem is that Larry King wants another Exclusive!, like he had with Michael. If the Schindlers agreed to that, they would not be able to go on other shows, such as O'Reilly or Good Morning America, etc.

The Schindlers want to get their side of the story out there. Bob feels as though he has "been slandered" by Michael and wants to respond. But he and Mary are not willing to muzzle themselves in perpetuity for the privilege of going on Larry King's show.

No doubt, the power of Blogdom is in large part responsible for the fact that Larry King approached the Schindlers in the first place. The pressure of the e-mails and calls, combined with Michael's self-immolating performance, may have gotten someone at CNN to wake up and realize that Larry King's puff-piece method of advocacy journalism just won't cut it when it comes to life and death issues.