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Rick Santorum angers the Dutch over euthanasia

Rick Santorum angers the Dutch over euthanasia

(8:08) Rick Santorum got his facts wrong when he tried scaremongering about how euthanasia works in Europe's most liberal country, the Netherlands. Rachel Maddow asks US correspondent for Dutch RTL News, Erik Mouthaan, to fact-check Santorum's claims. In the Netherlands, the figure for euthanasia deaths is not 10% of deaths as Santorum claimed, it's 2%. Euthanasia must be voluntary, and bracelets with "don't euthanise me" inscribed have not been seen.

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Guest: Splodgi (2092 days ago)
this is surely a fake. Even George 'My evil CIA owning daddy raped a monkey' Bush wouldn't be that thick!
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this is surely a fake. Even George 'My evil CIA owning daddy raped a monkey' Bush wouldn't be that thick!
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Guest: Realist (2092 days ago)
So you missed every Santorum video, the Republican debates, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, the Iraq war, 911, the Bin Laden "hunt"... pretty much the last decade in US politics. Because if you didn't you would know how STUPID these Americans are.
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So you missed every Santorum video, the Republican debates, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachman, the Iraq war, 911, the Bin Laden "hunt"... pretty much the last decade in US politics. Because if you didn't you would know how STUPID these Americans are.
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Humpty Humpty (2091 days ago)
You've got to wonder... is there a Santorum staffer somewhere feeding him this tripe in sitting back and watching as he crucifies himself...
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You've got to wonder... is there a Santorum staffer somewhere feeding him this tripe in sitting back and watching as he crucifies himself...
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cengland0 cengland0 (2089 days ago)
Latest comment: Was Rick Santorum wrong? What about the Remmelink Report? On September 10, 1991, the results of the first, official government study of the practice of Dutch euthanasia were released. The two volume report–-popularly referred to as the Remmelink Report (after Professor J. Remmelink, M.J., attorney general of the High Council of the Netherlands, documents the prevalence of involuntary euthanasia in Holland.
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Latest comment: Was Rick Santorum wrong? What about the Remmelink Report? On September 10, 1991, the results of the first, official government study of the practice of Dutch euthanasia were released. The two volume report–-popularly referred to as the Remmelink Report (after Professor J. Remmelink, M.J., attorney general of the High Council of the Netherlands, documents the prevalence of involuntary euthanasia in Holland.
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Guest: Lynch (2091 days ago)
First of all - the image of windmill, clogs and tulips on the monitors is pretty patronising, or would be if it wasn't an American show using picture book images to tell the audience which country is being discussed. Then we come to Santorum talking absolute rubbish which will be disseminated across the USA. How many of the people who hear his near-insane assertions will see, hear or, even, believe the televised denials? Santorum's scandalous falsehoods will be taken on board, repeated by the gullible as fact and no amount of denials will make a jot of difference. The truth will be still-born. By all means allow the aspiring presidential candidates the airtime to speak about their ideas, ideals, national proposals and plans for the country they hope to lead, but maybe their staff should be taking a more proactive approach to having this man keep his dumb mouth shut until they have checked the 'facts' he's going to trot out. They are quietly braiding the rope with which he is hanging himself.
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First of all - the image of windmill, clogs and tulips on the monitors is pretty patronising, or would be if it wasn't an American show using picture book images to tell the audience which country is being discussed. Then we come to Santorum talking absolute rubbish which will be disseminated across the USA. How many of the people who hear his near-insane assertions will see, hear or, even, believe the televised denials? Santorum's scandalous falsehoods will be taken on board, repeated by the gullible as fact and no amount of denials will make a jot of difference. The truth will be still-born. By all means allow the aspiring presidential candidates the airtime to speak about their ideas, ideals, national proposals and plans for the country they hope to lead, but maybe their staff should be taking a more proactive approach to having this man keep his dumb mouth shut until they have checked the 'facts' he's going to trot out. They are quietly braiding the rope with which he is hanging himself.
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