MEDIA ALERT: Charmaine on NPR Debating Partial Birth Abortion
National Public Radio Charmaine will be on NPR radio this afternoon.
She will be discussing the future of abortion. And the partial birth abortion Supreme Court decision.
Your Business Blogger was able to listen in on Charmaine’s side of the pre-interview conversation she had with the NPR booker/producer.
One of the subtle forms of media bias we confront directly is with credentials. Charmaine is usually addressed as “Mrs. Yoest” or as “Charmaine.”
But seldom as “Dr. Yoest.” The liberals on the other side are always, always deferred to with an honorific. The liberals will be addressed, for example, as “Dr. Sam Smith.”
Charmaine on ABC sans Ph.D. So Charmaine goes thru the dance of reminding the bookers at liberal media outlets that a Ph.D. is a terminal degree on par with an M.D..
Or she would rather not go on. Contrary to the “sex and TV” advice from Gore Vidal (see #8).
But sometimes, no — most times — the liberal media will “forget” and revert to the first name for (pro-life) “Charmaine.”
And for the liberal (pro-abortion) guest: “The Honorable, Doctor Grand-PuBa of Abortion Providers, Dr. Sam Smith.”
Tune in today and listen to learn if NPR lives up to their side of the pre-interview contract.
And let us know how it sounded to you. Was NPR biased…or fair and balanced?
Hit time is 3:00pm, today on your local NPR station. See local stations.
Here in the DC area turn to WAMU at 88.5 or WETA at 90.9 on your FM dial. Or tune in the 24-hour Program Stream
And you won’t have to miss a minute of Rush Limbaugh…