Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Today on morning edition Juan Williams says that Bush didn't want to choose between "science and ethics" in the stem cell controversy. This is not the first time that Williams has allowed the Bush administration to frame the controversy.
In fact, Bush's issue is the conflict between science and his beliefs. Science and ethics are not mutually exclusive.
NPR needs to start editing a little more carefully. Also, although I'm not the world's biggest George Lakoff fan, they need to read a primer in allowing their interview subjects to frame the issue, and then using their frames, rather than a neutral frame.
NPR could use some lessons from the BBC--their interviewers never let anyone get away with anything!!!