Shameless spin for Green's cynical move
Still reeling from today's top Journal Sentinel headline, in which the paper helps Congressman Mark Green in his cynical attempt to confuse voters on a critical issue that could decide the election, I came upon this from Brew City Brawler,:
JS Spins mightily for GreenMy sentiments exactly.
Unbelievable. Mark Green, seeing he's getting pounded on the stem cell issue, reaches for a straw and says he's in favor of research to take cells from embryos without destroying them. Even though that the only experiments in this area destroyed the embryos.
How does the JS treat this obvious political trick? By slapping it above the fold on the front page -- without any suggestion, until the jump, that the research Green is clinging to has been a failure. The JS surely knows that a lot of its busy readers often don't look beyond the front page or make it to the jump. And objections to Green's tack from third parties lie near the bottom of the story.
The Brawler suggests Mark Green propose creating a dinsosaur preserve in Northwestern Wisconsin. It would be great for tourism! We could just use that whole clone-dinosaurs-from-DNA-extracted-from-a-mosquito-trapped-in-amber technology we saw in Jurassic Park. That's been as successful as the technique he's embracing on embryonic stem cell research. And the JS will report it as straight news -- and maybe even knock Doyle for lack of vision!
Dream no small dreams!
Maybe you can fool enough of the people enough of the time, if the newspaper helps you do it.
UPDATE: Michael Mathias says it was not Green's finest hour, but his "no details available" idea was par for the course.