Oh, I'm sure you can see it for yourself.There are many ways to frame this story. None of them are "ridiculous". The choices on how to frame it just depend on who you are, that's all.
Quote from: red. on April 14, 2006, 06:59:03 AMOh, I'm sure you can see it for yourself.There are many ways to frame this story. None of them are "ridiculous". The choices on how to frame it just depend on who you are, that's all. Interesting point related to this. Last year, a woman who had moved to NYC from some Midwestern state to pursue an acting career was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. The location of the crime, in the Upper East Side (a very nice part of town), the vicious nature of the crime (she was almost decapitated, I think), and the fact that the deceased was relatively attractive made this front-page news in New York. Now, the headlines read "Dancer Murdered in Upper East Side", but when you read the article, it goes on to say the poor girl hadn't found any paying acting work in NYC and had turned to stripping to pay the bills. Interesting choices of words.
So is there anyway that we can frame this story without bias or alluding to a hidden agenda? I think lacrosse team v. Stripper both addresses their hobbies. However stripper does have a negative conotation in our culture...perhaps if they did more charity work that would change.....hmmmmm
The title of this thread is utterly ridiculous. The jerks on the lacrosse team hired a stripper (two, actually), who happened to be a Central student. Framing the issue as "Duke lacrosse players rape Central student" (even though it's look less and less like that's what happened, but we'll assume it for the sake of argument) would be appropriate if they went over to Central, nabbed some student, and then raped her. That's not what happened. They hired a stripper (with a criminal record and who apparently showed up completely inebriated).Why not frame the issue as "Duke lacrosse players accused of raping ex-con"? That's just as accurate as referring to her as a "NCCU student", and probably more relevant.
Okay...okay...so the question still remains, how could you title this so that it most fairly and accurately describes the situation, without playing into agendas or biases. Is it even possible? Red? anyone? This is an interesting social psychology exercise....