As explained in Tim Wise’s new book, Under the Affluence: Shaming the Poor, Praising the Rich and Sacrificing the Future of America, class inequality is a nationwide problem—and it is getting worse every year.
It is the job of the media to help inform the public by providing information that is accurate, fair, and thorough, and neither misinforms nor oversimplifies. Unfortunately the media too often fails at its job, and in this case NPR did too.
The movie should be lauded for its frank dialogue about choice and abortion.
CNN’s latest poll has the same problem as so many before it: It’s not measuring attitudes about abortion so much as attitudes about female autonomy. By not being more exacting, the poll may do more to confuse than illuminate.
Most of the footage appears to be recorded during informal receptions when Planned Parenthood officials were speaking extemporaneously to David Daleiden, the anti-choice front group’s figurehead.
In response to Jeb Bush and Donald Trump’s use of the slur “anchor baby,” HuffPost Live producer Liz Martinez and HuffPost’s “Latino Voices” editor Tanisha Ramirez suggest eight words or phrases that they say should replace “anchor baby.”
Two of the major anti-Planned Parenthood talking points, which anti-choicers have disseminated through mainstream media, are about advancing the idea that any sexual health services that aren’t about making babies doesn’t count as real health care.
After an anti-choice group released a series of deceptively edited videos attacking Planned Parenthood’s fetal tissue donation program, UltraViolet released this video to prove how easy it is to manipulate footage to fit any agenda.
The anti-choice front group behind a series of videos spreading misinformation about Planned Parenthood deceptively edited footage in “undercover” videos to alter the meaning of dialogue and removed portions of footage the organization claimed were “full footage.”
Regardless of whether the freshmen’s objections are legitimate, in my own estimation, co-opting this particular controversy at Duke into a discussion of trigger warnings is to compare apples to oranges.