Friday, February 21, 2014

Leave it to Media Matters... push the big lie...

As predicted at the the Independent Women's Forum (catch up here), some in the media just can't get through the Sochi Games without touting Title IX as the reason for success in athletics for females.

They slapped together a handful of facts, left out a bazillion of 'em, then threw in a bucket of opinions to come up with this joke of an article.

But despite continued Olympic achievement for the United States' women's teams in this year's Winter Olympics, Title IX has received little attention from media this time around.

A Media Matters review of current Olympic coverage from three major print outlets -- The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal -- revealed no substantive mentions of Title IX as it relates to current or former American Olympians since the start of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games on February 7. A further review of transcripts from broadcast evening -- ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS -- and cable evening and primetime -- CNN, Fox News, MSNBC -- news coverage of the 2014 Olympics shows a similar lack of coverage concerning Title IX's role in encouraging and supporting American female athletes.

(via flickr)

All we can do now is sit back and see if their arm-twisting can get the major media outlets on board in distributing their spreader full of manure...

1 comment:

Button said...

p.s. never spread in a strong tail wind!