Human Exceptionalism

Christian Science Monitor Shows Journalistic Integrity

Awhile ago, I was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor about assisted suicide. The story, as originally written, then went on to claim that 84% supported the “right to die” in a Pew Poll. The 84% figure actually referred to the right to refuse unwanted medical treatment, which the Pew Poll inaccurately called the right to die. Another, distinct question found that 46% supported legalizing assisted suicide, with 45% opposed.

I complained to the CSM about this (and blogged about it). The CSM editor investigated my complaint and issued a correction, which now runs with the story. Good for them. That’s journalistic integrity.


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