Sunday, January 20, 2008

In bed with the sexperts:
Planned Parenthood, media hook up vs. abstinence

H.G. Wells once observed, in light of media pronouncements by "expert" economists, that to style oneself as an expert is "proper enough in a hairdresser or a fashionable physician, but indecent in a philosopher or a man of science."

More than a century later, the cult of the expert retains its hold over the newsroom—and never more so than in coverage of abstinence-education programs. With their vigorous efforts to put forth a crew of experts whose mainstream-media credibility far exceeds those of abstinence advocates, Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, and their allies effectively control the debate. ...

Read my full article in the Culture of Life Foundation's E-Newsletter.