A neurologist blogs:
Yesterday, I watched pieces of what one would have to characterize as a 'humorous, human-interest story' which, of all things, was related to the partial facial transplant that happened in France.
It started out with allusions to the movie Face Off and then the movie in which Hannibal Lector wears the face of a man after cutting it off his head (cut to video clip of this). All this delivered by the perpetually beautiful anchorpersons, female and male, with wisecracks. Then we go to interviewing people on the street, with the question being, 'Would you donate your face to someone?' At the end, Mr. Cute anchor jokes about maybe having a different face for every day of the week(?).
I'm sorry, I just find this sickening. Maybe they should in their off-work hours visit some people who have had their faces torn to shreds by a dog or in an accident, or had very extensive surgery for cancer of the face. What's it like to go through life without a face? That is what facial reconstruction is about...