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September 21st, 2004
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Siegfried & Roy special

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Date:September 22nd, 2004 09:01 am (UTC)
"They" didn't say anything about Roy being impaired before Montecore did anything. Roy himself said that he'd collapsed, due to a stroke brought on by his high blood pressure, but the other material didn't amplify that at all, and in fact directly contradicted Roy's own account of what happened.

He did have an additional stroke or strokes after he was at the hospital.

Clearly, the main thrust of the show was on Roy's recovery, which is really amazing. What actually happened on the stage and whose fault it was was a small part of the show, but in that part of the show the message I thought they were pushing was that the big bad dangerous tiger turned on his owner. It may be primarily out of ignorance, but when they spend millions of dollars to make a program interviewing the greatest living animal trainer and don't manage to learn enough from the experience to overcome that ignorance, that's very shoddy journalism. I think the sensationalism is a deliberate attempt sell more soap flakes.

Yes, I know I'm hypersensitive on the subject.
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