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How Not to Report on Sex Trafficking

We start with bad mothers and we end, in the piece with, an editorial sigh of relief: thank god (literally) for men like Don Brewster who can envision, unlike these women with whom he is juxtaposed narratively, “the transformation” that girls experience when they are “saved.”

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.

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Memo to Michele Bachmann: You Can’t Have an Abortion If You Are Not Pregnant

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.

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Bait and Switch Politics: Welcome to the 112th Congress

It’s the morning after and voters are in for a frightening surprise: the 112th Congress’s silent bait-and-switch social agenda.

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(VIDEOS) Bad Boys and Runaway Husbands?

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.

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VIDEO: FOX News Gets Teabagged

What happens when a conservative network unknowingly uses an embarrassing double entendre?

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Debate Analysis: Objective Indicators Suggest Education, Prevention, Pro-Choice Values Win

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.

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