Thursday, October 19, 2006

Off-Topic: We Interrupt This Blog for These Headlines

1. Find the "news" media's subtle bias
...in this Finanacial Times story about a ballot issue that could overturn South Dakota's robust ban on abortion:
A victory here would show that even in a conservative Midwestern state, the public will not tolerate a near-total ban on abortion. But a defeat would signal just how difficult a challenge campaigners face in trying to protect a woman’s right to abortion.
So, heads you win/tails I lose? Imagine if the reporter had written that a victory would show just how difficult a challenge campaigners face in trying to protect unborn children's God-given right to life, and a defeat would show that a "conservative Midwestern state" is taking a giant step in this direction.

2. Yeah, that'd be new
Mike Tyson Fights Women.

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