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Who Do You Think You're Calling Retarded?

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This may seem like a moot point in the wake of the horror that is the Benoit murder-suicide. I do not mean to minimize the tragedy by nit-picking. But I cannot believe that in this day and age I am seeing headlines like this one from Fox News:

WRESTLER CHRIS BENOIT, WIFE ARGUED OVER RETARDED CHILD BEFORE MURDER- SUICIDE

And here it is again.
And again.

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Retarded child? Retarded? Are you kidding me? This poor child is the victim of a senseless murder and the media has the gall to refer to him in the most insulting, dehumanizing way possible? And this wording appears to be coming straight from the Associated Press.

If you are one of those people who says things like, "I'm so tired of having to watch every single word I say or some liberal is going to get all PC on me", then stop reading now. Move on. For everyone else, if you'd like a short refresher course on how to avoid sounding like these morons, keep reading after the jump.