Framing an Issue without Investigating the Facts

Framing an Issue without Investigating the Facts

This is what happened during the second half of the 2012 Indiana General Assembly.  A controversy erupted over a first of a kind (OK, second of a kind, but the other state has over 740 license plate groups) specialty license plate for a homosexual recruitment center called the Indiana Youth Group.  The media and many legislators immediately tried to dismiss the issue as “trivial’ or much to do about nothing.  Three times, House leadership blocked efforts to revoke the plate.  The Senate got caught up in a game among moderates who also scuttled the issue, because they were so fearful of what the media might say about them. If only they had taken the time to investigate this group. They too would have wondered why the BMV ever approved supporting such a group.

Read an AFA editorial on this issue submitted to papers across the state: http://www.afain.net/those-who-care-to-know-do-care/

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