Arts Journal needs to think about their headlines.

The ArtsJournal news feed is one of the RSS feeds that I keep up with daily. This week, there was a disgustingly exploitative headline for one of their stories.
The link was to a story about a medical study that showed that patients in a coma responded to classical music. The AJ headline? “Could Mozart have helped Terry Schiavo?”
Yeah. Gross.
Let the woman rest in peace. She had the Christian right exploiting her name in life; let’s not do the same in death. The newspaper article probably greatly simplified the actual scientific findings of the study. At any rate, I doubt that the researchers would have agreed that Mozart could help anybody in a coma. It’s cheap, it’s glib, and it’s sleazy. Knock it off.

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