August 16, 2005

Coretta Scott King hospitalized (Updated - 10P)

Professional widow Coretta Scott King was admitted to Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta this morning, for an undisclosed ailment.

A King family spokesperson is due to speak to the press later today; we'll know more details then.

UPDATE: Limited information was made available this evening.

"I can confirm that Mrs. King did come to Piedmont Hospital earlier today. She is in fair condition. She's resting comfortably. She's undergoing observation," said spokeswoman Diana Lewis.
Today's hospitalization marks the second for Mrs. King in the past four months. In April, she was hospitalized overnight for atrial fibrillation.

Atrial fibrillation can cause shortness of breath and can lead to stroke.

The King family is expected to release more information on Thursday.

Posted by mhking at August 16, 2005 02:30 PM | TrackBack

Professional widow


Posted by: DarkStar at August 16, 2005 09:35 PM

Foul? Perhaps, but it's a term I've used to describe Coretta Scott King for years, including while hosting my old morning talk show here in Atlanta (and from what I understand, she knew I had used the term and hadn't commented on it)...

Posted by: Michael at August 16, 2005 10:01 PM

That is weak Mike...particularly in an instance like this where she isn't speaking on any particular issue but is in the hospital...

Posted by: Dell Gines at August 17, 2005 11:11 AM

Professional Widow?? How rude and stupid...exactly what is she supposed to be? A non-professional widow? A para-widow? A weeping widow? Why would she comment on that? Facts are facts, she lost her husband to the bigoted, ignorant and intolerant faction of this country and if she has made some money off of it, good for her and her family. I'm sure that they would have much rather had their father and husband around instead of the cash that they made off of his death. Get off Mrs. King and let her be sick in peace.

Posted by: B.P. at August 17, 2005 01:33 PM

Man, now I remember why I don’t come here. This is surely the most stupefyingly asinine post I’ve read in a long while. Even LaShawn would have to roll up her sleeves a lot to beat this. Honestly, I don’t know how Cobb isn’t thoroughly embarrassed to be associated with TCB when a post like this lets out.

This could have been a simple, “King hospitalized” post. Which would’ve been a weeak excuse for a post by itself anyway (I mean, what’s a post concerning a political figure w/o an opinion to go with it), but nooo he HAD to (HAD to!) throw in “professional widow.”

Where is the restraint that these conservatives love to laud as the key to successful living? Michael, you HAVE to update the post saying you didn’t realize it was as serious as it was. God, something.

Posted by: memer at August 19, 2005 08:37 PM

that's some weak're the same cat that wrote that punk piece about africa and corruption and left out every single example of western complicity - taking about word limits and deadlines. you need to check ya self...'cause you don't know enough or write well enough to be dissin' folks with a legacy. purely triflin' garbahhhge. if you keep this up, you might actually offend someone without middle class sensibilities...but then again, i doubt you find yourself in such situations.

Posted by: Temple3 at August 19, 2005 10:27 PM
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