Get ready for the faked-up backlash to Patrick’s decision to refuse “abstinence only” education funds: Fox25’s Joe Battenfeld just did an absolute hatchet-job on the Governor, deliberately conflating teaching “abstinence” in a comprehensive sex-ed curriculum with “abstinence only“, the latter of which is dishonest, a waste of money and doesn’t work. Of course, Battenfeld doesn’t mention the actual research that is the basis of the Governor’s decision, instead only saying “the governor’s supporters say xyz”.
That is just contemptible reporting. I know, I know, “What did you expect?” Sorry, but I don’t take kindly to having my intelligence insulted by someone who’s getting paid to give the news.
Battenfeld should apologize to his viewership, the Governor, and Rep. Ruth Balser, also hit in this nasty pseudo-journalistic drive-by.