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6 COMMENTS

  1. It seems that there just has to be some kind of legal recourse for the parents in this case. What particularly bothers me is the fact that all of this was initiated by the school staff person. The boy was already in the “hospital” before the school even alerted his mother.

  2. Puzzled about why, when the story very clearly originated from BuzzFeed News in December 2016 with an original byline (Rosalind Adams), that MIA chose to link instead to a poorly written rewrite on an obscure site a month after the original story was published. Was there an editorial reason for this?

    Additionally, BuzzFeed News evidently investigated the psych hospital chain, UHS, which is of interest to MIA readers. MIA should have cited BuzzFeed and not linked to a rewrite.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/rosalindadams/how-a-6-year-old-got-locked-on-a-psych-ward?utm_term=.mhJ3e9ydM#.mv9xoGpAJ

    That the story itself is beyond shocking goes without saying. Defies anything you could make up. But the beginning of the slippery slope was with the child’s parents, who accepted psych diagnoses from idiot MDs for a SIX-YEAR-OLD child in the first place.

    Liz Sydney

  3. Additionally (to my comment above), the reader comments on the ‘BuzzFeed’ original were very interesting and informative. Without knowing why MIA reprinted a poor copy of the ‘BuzzFeed’ original, this makes MIA’s editorial look haphazard, unprofessional, and lacking basic journalistic principles.

    Liz Sydney