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To: the invisib1e hand
Anyone for a small irony? Margaret Sanger hated abortion
This I find thought provoking. How did Planned Parenthood come to become so pro-abortion, and why? Was Sanger's legacy "co-opted?" And how could a eugenicist oppose what to her must have been a useful procedure?
O'Sullivan's First Law:
All organizations that are not actually right-wing will over time become left-wing.

O'Sullivan was right, but his article announcing his law lamely cited a few examples and just left it. The reason his law is true lies in the Newspeak definitions of ideological labels:

  • objective: reliably promoting the interests of Big Journalism. (usage: always applied to journalists who are members in good standing; never applied to anyone but a journalist)

  • liberal: see "objective," except that the usage is reversed: (usage: never applied to journalists; always applied to anyone but a journalist)

  • progressive: see "liberal." (usage: same as for "liberal."

  • moderate: see "liberal." (usage: same as for "liberal."

  • centrist: see "liberal." (usage: same as for "liberal."

  • conservative: rejecting the idea that journalism is a higher calling than providing food, shelter, clothing, fuel, and security; adhering to the dictum of Theodore Roosevelt that:
    "It is not the critic who counts . . . the credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena
    (usage: applies to people who - unlike those labeled liberal/progressive/moderate/centrist, cannot become "objective" by getting a job as a journalist, and probably cannot even get a job as a journalist.)(antonym:"objective")

  • "right-wing": see, "conservative."

Notice that "objective," "moderate," and "centrist" are classical virtues and are positive labels; likewise "liberal" and "progressive" are American virtues and are positive labels - at least to the extent that their Newspeak definitions have not been realized by the public. OTOH "conservatism" is not an American virtue - drilling for oil or developing genetically modified corn, IOW progress, is something American "conservatives" favor.

Why Broadcast Journalism is
Unnecessary and Illegitimate

When you found a radical agency, you cannot expect it to retain a conservative policy preference just because it was yours. That would be doubly conservative, and therefore completely out of character.

22 posted on 04/27/2009 5:58:36 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The conceit of journalistic objectivity is profoundly subversive of democratic principle.)
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To: conservatism_IS_compassion

OK, I appreciate your thesis and your work, and not leaste, your formatting, but I was wondering if there was anything in the way of documented positions.

25 posted on 04/28/2009 5:57:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (if you aren't outraged you must have good meds)
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