In the article "Heroes of Assimilation: How the Media Transform Disability," Riley quotes an example of the benign misrepresentation from an activist's point of view:
"Most despicable are the telethons 'for' crippled people, especially poor, pathetic crippled children. These telethons parade young children in front of the camera while celebrities like Jerry Lewis pander to people's goodwill and pity to get their money."
My discussion question centers around this quote. How else do you think television programs and the media should seek out financial help for these needy children? From this activist's perspective, it is obvious that what is happening right now is offensive so I am wondering what are some other approaches t.v. should be taking?