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Friday, February 17, 2012
MRC: Contraception Poll 'Slanted' Because It Wasn't Slanted to the Right
Topic: NewsBusters

In a Feb. 15 NewsBusters post, the Media Research Center's Matthew Balan claims that a CBS/New York Times poll finding that 61% of Catholics approve President Obama's contraception policy is "slanted." Why?

The left-leaning outlets' poll question, however, completely glossed over the religious liberty component to the controversy over the policy, asking only, "What about for religiously-affiliated employers, such as a hospital or university? Do you support or oppose a recent federal requirement that their health insurance plans cover the full cost of birth control for their female employees?"

Reframing the contraception issue as a religious liberty issue is a right-wing talking point that the MRC has aggressively embraced.

In other words, Balan's real complaint is not that the poll was slanted, but that it didn't slant to the right.

Posted by Terry K. at 11:34 AM EST

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