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How Cable News Keeps Getting It Wrong About Abortion and Reproductive Rights
04-20-2017, 06:22 AM
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How Cable News Keeps Getting It Wrong About Abortion and Reproductive Rights
http://www.alternet.org/media/how-cable-...t-abortion

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Quote:A 12-month-long Media Matters study of evening cable news programs found that discussions of abortion, reproductive rights, and reproductive health were heavily dependent on male speakers and anti-choice misinformation. In particular, Media Matters found that men were participants in 60 percent of conversations about abortion and reproductive rights, and that 64 percent of statements about abortion that aired during this time period were inaccurate.

Media Matters analyzed evening cable news programs on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC from March 7, 2016, through March 1, 2017, for segments featuring a substantial discussion of abortion or reproductive rights. The resulting 354 segments were then coded for the mention of one or more of six general topics of conversation: the election, legal issues, religion, anti-choice violence, economic and logistical barriers to abortion access, and state-based legislation. Segments were also coded for the number of accurate or inaccurate statements each speaker made about three topics: the discredited anti-choice group Center for Medical Progress (CMP), Planned Parenthood’s essential services, and late-term abortion.

Based on this analysis, Media Matters identified the follow key findings and coverage patterns about abortion and reproductive rights:

1. Coverage of Abortion and Reproductive Rights Is Male-Dominated Across All Networks
2. Evening Cable News Features More Inaccurate Than Accurate Information About Abortion
3. Disparities Between Discussions of Candidates’ Positions on Abortion Enabled the Spread of Misinformation
4. Conversations About Legal Restrictions on Abortion Outpaced Those About the Consequences of Limiting Access
5. Fox News Dominated Discussions About Abortion in Concert With Religion or Faith
6. Misinformation About CMP Was Spread Almost Entirely by Fox News
7. All Networks Except Fox News Shared Largely Accurate Information About Planned Parenthood’s Essential Services
8. Misinformation About Late-Term Abortion Dominated on Every Network

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This mis-information campaign, esp. by the regressive racist authoritarian RW plays to their base that wants gov't control in one's personal life and most personal of decisions. Rather ironic, and hypocritical, for the side that wants gov't out of your life and preaches personal responsibility. Rolleyes
Only big and intrusive gov't has the power and reach to harass behind closed doors.

Too bad they don't care about post-born children as they do the pre-born ones. Sadshake

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04-20-2017, 09:16 AM
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RE: How Cable News Keeps Getting It Wrong About Abortion and Reproductive Rights
The radical religious right is a cesspool of lies about abortion. They use it to bully women by, all but saying god'll getcha for that. How do they know? Because through it's life christianity has been used as a stick on the believers. And nobody much dares to defy the gospel according to sect. If made today the Wizard of Oz would have Dorothy pregnant and seeking an abortion from the wizard, aka the devil. Like a real fairy tale of woe.

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