Looking Beyond Abortion

    Looking Beyond Abortion

      In the pro-life community you hear a lot about the number of babies that have been aborted. Indeed, the numbers are astounding. Over 54 million children have been murdered in abortion since Roe Vs. Wade. Over 3,000 babies will be murdered today, around 10 in the time it takes to read this post. And those numbers are just in the U.S. However, there are | Read More »

    The Protocols of the Elders of South Dakota

    When Edward Schumacher-Matos signed to serve as the NPR Ombudsman he probably forgot his hip-boots. He was blissfully unaware that his job description would include a thorough mucking of the Augean Stables. When NPR reporter Laura Sullivan ran a series that accused the state of South Dakota of removing Native American children from reservation homes and farming them out to wealthy Caucasian foster parents to collect federal subsidies for the adoption, he knew that he had stepped into a bear-trap of a professional assignment.

    Schumacher-Matos took Sullivan apart and NPR to task. He detailed five fundamental professional ethics violations that occurred in the reporting of the story. He gets straight to the point below.

    The series committed five sins that violate NPR’s code of standards and ethics. They were:
    1. No proof for its main allegations of wrongdoing;
    2. Unfair tone in communicating these unproven allegations;
    3. Factual errors, shaky anecdotes and misleading use of data by quietly switching what was being measured;
    4. Incomplete reporting and lack of critical context;
    5. No response from the state on many key points.

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    The Protocols of the Elders of South Dakota

    When Edward Schumacher-Matos signed to serve as the NPR Ombudsman he probably forgot his hip-boots. He was blissfully unaware that his job description would include a thorough mucking of the Augean Stables. When NPR reporter Laura Sullivan ran a series that accused the state of South Dakota of removing Native American children from reservation homes and farming them out to wealthy Caucasian foster parents to collect federal subsidies for the adoption, he knew that he had stepped into a bear-trap of a professional assignment.

    Schumacher-Matos took Sullivan apart and NPR to task. He detailed five fundamental professional ethics violations that occurred in the reporting of the story. He gets straight to the point below.

    The series committed five sins that violate NPR’s code of standards and ethics. They were:
    1. No proof for its main allegations of wrongdoing;
    2. Unfair tone in communicating these unproven allegations;
    3. Factual errors, shaky anecdotes and misleading use of data by quietly switching what was being measured;
    4. Incomplete reporting and lack of critical context;
    5. No response from the state on many key points.

    Read More »

    An Update on Some Recent Supreme Court Cases

    As everyone should be well aware, Eric Holder- the Roland Freisler of the Obama administration- recently announced to the Urban League that he would seek “preclearance” of any election law changes in the state of Texas. The reason, he claims, is because of persistent discrimination against blacks and Hispanics in that state when it comes to voting rights. There was a time when the Supreme | Read More »

    I’m #ProLife And Support The #DeathPenalty. Why Do You Ask?

    Last night, after the Gosnell verdit, I had an intellectual debate with myself to see if being Pro-Life and supporting the Death Penalty can be cabatiable with each other. I normally do this when the debate about both seem to come up. Not often in the same debate, but I think Gosnell case is a reason to call attention to how a lot of conservatives | Read More »

    THE CHOICE TO VALUE LIFE, LOVE, FAMILY and FIRE

        “After we have mastered the wind, the waves, the tides, and gravity we shall harness the energies of love. Then for the 2nd time in the history of the world man will have discovered fire.” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin My take on Roe vs Wade 40 years later: I was born “dead.” My mother says the umbilical chord was wrapped around my neck. She | Read More »

    Idea for a Sign/Slogen for McCain/Palin Campaign

    Andrew Sullivan Flunks a Rorschach Test

    Andrew Sullivan, fresh off of bending the truth to mean whatever he’d like it to mean about his pre-Iraq position on the war, writes today to accuse John and Cindy McCain of embellishing a very personal story in a crass attempt to achieve political gain with evangelicals. Part of the McCain Celebrity, as packaged for the evangelical base, is the rescue of two Bangladeshi girls | Read More »

    Reading McCain’s web site, Sanctity of Life

    According to his web site, McCain opposes the intentional creation of human embryos for research purposes, but supports adult stem cell research. He believes schools and libraries should restrict access to sexually explicit material by children using computers, and that pedophiles who use computers should have an additional ten years added to any conviction. He believes that convicted sex offenders should register all online accounts | Read More »