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.
Looking up to a Carly Fiorina-type doesn’t help you if you have to quit your job because you can’t afford child care.
Last month’s CNN piece on sex trafficking in Cambodia was notable because it represented a common failure of the media to report effectively on issues like trafficking in ways that do not compound the harm to those most affected.
In their constant effort to obfuscate and redefine the issues, anti-choicers are trying to change the definition of pregnancy as a precursor to outlawing contraception. Unfortunately, corporate media “fact-checkers” aren’t doing too well keeping it straight either.
It’s the morning after and voters are in for a frightening surprise: the 112th Congress’s silent bait-and-switch social agenda.
CNN and Good Morning America run two sensationist and largely unfounded stories about “bad girls” and then ask whether “women should be worried?” You know…I am. About the media.
What happens when a conservative network unknowingly uses an embarrassing double entendre?
Will social conservative family values save the McCain campaign, or be repudiated in the final battle of the Culture War? If objective dial tests, focus groups and polls are any indication, it seems progressive values will define the Culture Peace.