Buchwald Client, Cowhead in trouble for 'RETARD'

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  1. Nemo

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    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/tenn...s-son-syndrome/story?id=19050815#.UX56jDckR8F

    http://www.abcactionnews.com/dpp/ne...word-that-disparages-people-with-disabilities

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ons-read-Retarded-News.html?ito=feeds-newsxml




    A media company is accused of using and altering a picture of a boy with Down syndrome on their website alongside captions like Retarded News and other offensive phrases.

    Pamela and Bernard Holland are suing Cox Media over a picture of their son Adam that was taken during an art class at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in Nashville in 2004.

    Adam, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth, is proudly holding a picture he had just drawn. He was 17 at the time.

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    Tampa Radio Station WHTP-FM - which is owned by Cox Media - then used the image on its website and altered the picture Adam is holding to read 'Retarded News'. It is unclear how the radio station obtained the image.

    The lawsuit states that the image of Adam was used for commercial use with 'defamatory' descriptions on the station's segment called The Cowhead Show.
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    Last summer, the group Spread the Word to End the Word, which campaigns to end the use of the word 'retard' to describe people with mental disabilities, contacted the radio station about the photo, ABC reports.

    The program director of the station then wrote an email to the campaign apologizing for the use of the photo.
    The email said: 'The segment "Retarded News" is designed to highlight odd stories that are seemingly always in the news.

    'These stories are NOT about disabled individuals. However, in our investigation, we noted the picture that he was using did denote a person with Down syndrome.

    'We have removed that picture from our page and are removing any reference to handicapped or disabled individuals.'

    Andy McDill, director of communications of Cox Media Group headquartered in Atlanta, told ABC News the company was looking into the matter but could not comment on ongoing litigation.

    The lawsuit also names a Flickr user in Minnesota who used the image and changed the picture to say: 'I got a boner.'

    It also accuses a website called Sign Generator for using the image under the heading 'Retarded Handicap Generator'. In place of Adam's sketch, he is seen holding a sign that read, 'I Love Making Custom Signs'.

    The Hollands said that the use of their son's image has caused them 'severe mental anguish and emotional distress with manifestations that impact their daily lives and routines, humiliation, embarrassment, fear, and other non-economic damages and also their economic damages'.
































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    lots of pictures of that retard are around. the parents should be proud their kid contributed to something other than eating his own shit.
     
  3. chuk

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    Which one is the retard?
     
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    Adam should sue his mom for giving birth to a child with an extra chromosome. This shit is getting fucking ridiculous.
     
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    I hate to admit that I think it's hilarious....but I can understand the parents being pissed because their angel is being ridiculed.
    Kind of makes me wonder why they didn't abort.
     
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    much like a lot of mud races, all retards look alike
     
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    Trick question -- they all are!
     
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