Comments on: On Autism and the Colorado Shooting: An Open Letter to Joe Scarborough and MSNBC http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/ Changing the Cultural Conversation Tue, 14 May 2013 22:55:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: » Bearing Witness: The Impact of Media Misrepresentation Disability and Representation http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-365 » Bearing Witness: The Impact of Media Misrepresentation Disability and Representation Sat, 04 Aug 2012 20:05:49 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-365 [...] the wake of Joe Scarborough’s uttering the falsehood that autism is linked to mass murder and his erroneous statement that most mass murderers are autistic, well over 11,000 people signed a petition demanding a retraction. To date, Mr. Scarborough and [...]

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By: Clay P Johnson http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-232 Clay P Johnson Tue, 31 Jul 2012 00:14:44 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-232 This is typical NBC and MSNBC, never let the facts get in the way of a story. Time and time again, MSNBC have proven they have no shame.

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By: Scarborough Tissue:  Player Tells Coach Autistic People Grow Up To Be Mass MurderersBallers Magazine | Ballers Magazine http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-228 Scarborough Tissue:  Player Tells Coach Autistic People Grow Up To Be Mass MurderersBallers Magazine | Ballers Magazine Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:07:24 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-228 [...] and to repair the harm of misinformation. Autism advocates can explain that not only is there no evidence linking autism with mass murder, but that people with Autism Spectrum Disorders are far more likely to be the victims of violent [...]

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By: Kim http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-227 Kim Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:48:25 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-227 Comments like this set the autism community back years! Your ignorance is unacceptable. You need to held responsibly for your actions. Just because you sit behind a news desk doesn’t give you the right to report false information that is completely damaging and will effect so many people! Shame on you, shame on you!!

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By: Sharon http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-226 Sharon Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:10:26 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-226 Beautifully written…and oh so true. Thank you for setting this man straight. In one moment, he set back years of work in educating the public. As the Mom of twins on the spectrum, the public needs to learns the FACTS of autism. This man had a responsibility, and he abused it. Hopefully, NBC/MSNBC will see the error of his ways. Rachel, you have stated the facts eloquently and beautifully…thank you!!

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By: Scarborough Tissue: Player Tells Coach Autistic People Grow Up To Be Mass Murderers - OnyxBook http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-225 Scarborough Tissue: Player Tells Coach Autistic People Grow Up To Be Mass Murderers - OnyxBook Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:09:53 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-225 [...] advocates can explain that not only is there no evidence linking autism with mass murder, but that people with Autism Spectrum Disorders are far more likely to be the victims of violent [...]

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By: Scarborough Tissue: Player Tells Coach Autistic People Grow Up To Be Mass Murderers|PolitifreakPolitifreak http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-224 Scarborough Tissue: Player Tells Coach Autistic People Grow Up To Be Mass Murderers|PolitifreakPolitifreak Mon, 30 Jul 2012 20:08:36 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-224 [...] advocates can explain that not only is there no evidence linking autism with mass murder, but that people with Autism Spectrum Disorders are far more likely to be the victims of violent [...]

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By: Lexi http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-223 Lexi Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:29:15 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-223 Ugh, of course in his response he feels the need to justify himself as a “hard-working autism parent” and show how much he supports the community by working with Autism $peaks.
I don’t understand why it’s so hard for people to recognize they’re wrong.
And honestly, by even mentioning Autism $peaks, he pretty much proved that he knows nothing about autism or how to support people on the spectrum.

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By: Karen Weaver http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-213 Karen Weaver Mon, 30 Jul 2012 15:08:32 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-213 You are a warrior Rachel! I stand with you. MSNBC and Joe Scarborough need to take action now!

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By: Marilyn Dixon http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/2012/07/28/an-open-letter-to-joe-scarborough-and-msnbc/#comment-203 Marilyn Dixon Sun, 29 Jul 2012 20:22:45 +0000 http://www.disabilityandrepresentation.com/?p=747#comment-203 What made Mr. Scarborough’s statement more surprising is that he apparently has a son with Asperger’s. See
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/23/joe-scarborough-james-holmes-autism_n_1694599.html
He gave an explanation for his comment, but I think a full apology and retraction would be better.

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