1. I feel Shawn is somehow being exploited, by not only the media, but by his parents. I would imagine that after a little 11 year old boy was kidnapped by a pervert, and kept prisoner for a little over 4 years by whatever means Michael Devlin kept him from escaping, the parents would do everything in their power to keep him away public view.
It is obvious the parents are enjoying the publicity to themselves, while the boy is suffering, and is most uncomfortable being constantly exposed to the world.
Shaw, along with his parents appeared EVERYWHERE, including the Oprah Winfrey Show. Why? Are the parents being paid money to have their son appearing on TV? And how dare they telling the world that they feel Shawn was sexually abused for all those years? Even if it’s true, I’m sure Shawn would want to share the experience with only those who could help him eventually survive the horrible ordeal. It really breaks my heart that of all people, he has these heartless parents!
I feel so very sorry for Shawn, because what he needs more than TV exposure is immediate medical attention and private counseling. He doesn't seem to have a will of his own, to demand he be left alone to mend the psychological wounds the beast inflected on him for so many years!
His parents say it's been Shawn's choice to appear publicly, but I don't believe this for a minute. How can it be his choice, if the man who kept him captive for so many years, demoralized him, and destroyed whatever self esteem he possessed as an 11 year old little boy, to feel he has the capability or right to have a choice in anything?
How differently Ben Ownby's parents have behaved, allowing him to appear in public only ONCE, to thank the public and show how grateful they were to have their son back unharmed.
2. How can there be compassion if one hasn't suffered?
There are people who have no souls, no hearts and no compassion, and O'Reilly is one of them.
All he is a pompous, immature, judgmental, know it all man, who seems to think that just because he graduated from Harvard, he's knows more than doctors, lawyers, and Indian chiefs. To hear the man talk, you would think he has a crystal ball which exposes exactly all ulterior motives everyone has for their actions. Now, he believes he's earned a degree as a psychologist and psychotherapist specialist, because he now says there is no such thing as Stockholm Syndrome!
After reading this, I believe more than ever that he is a very bad man!
"After teaching teenagers in high school, it is hard for
me to believe that a normal kid would stay in a horrible
environment when escape was easy, especially if the child
had confidence in his parents."
- Bill O'Reilly
"I actually hope I'm wrong about Shawn Hornbeck. I hope he
did not make a conscious decision to accept his captivity
because Devlin made things easy for him. No school,
play all day long."
- Bill O'Reilly
Here you can both see him, and hear O'Reilly tearing Shawn apart:
O'REILLY SAYS KIDNAPPED CHILD ENJOYED HIS CIRCUSTANCES
Manhã de Carnaval
Join The NRA
"The Right Of The People To Keep and
Bear Arms, Shall Not Be infringed."