Sunday, June 19, 2005


Why Framing Is So Important

Remember our favorite Spokane "alleged" pedophile? The guy who's the town's Republican mayor? Well, AOL is on the case, fronting the story -- but NOT as a pedophilia case. Instead, it's framed as "Oh, that poor Mayor! Those evil liberal media types violated his privacy! They could do that to you, too!" and with not a mention of his raping underage boys. (In other words, it's exactly how they treated the outing of White House press corps member (and right-wing stooge) James "Jeff Gannon" Guckert as a $200-an-hour male prostitute.) Check it out.I only WISH I were kidding.

This same meme has been rebounding around the Rovesphere: to report the crime is the greater crime.

It's a war against truth. And they could win this if we do not play our position correctly.

Luckily, we have logic on our side. Failure is unlikely.
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