Josh Brahm of Right to Life of Central CA has done the definitive dissection of the comprehensive media failure in reporting on President Obama’s recent Executive Order allowing federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Brahm’s “9 Things the Media Messed Up About the Obama Stem Cell Story” is an exceptional magnum opus that must be read in its entirety to be fully appreciated. It identifies each of the 9 errors, links to well over 40 specific instances of media bias and/or ignorance, and tell us why those errors are significant. I thought I was reasonably knowledgeable in this subject area until I read Brahm’s work….
I just read Josh’s report and am impressed not just by the magnitude of corroboration but also by how Josh put together his piece in an eye-appealing way. Impressive use of fonts, graphics, and colors. It is important that we not only write well but present well. Josh has done both.
Josh also linked to a must read March 4 article by cardiologist ” target=_blank”>Bernadine Healy, M.D., US News & World Report’s health editor, entitled, “Why embryonic stem cells are obsolete.” Healy is the former head of the National Institutes of Health, the American Red Cross, and the College of Medicine and Public Health at OH State University. Jivin J previously linked to this piece, but it’s worth a relink.