Pregnancy and sensationalism

I'm perhaps irrationally angry about how much coverage that Gloucester High School "pregnancy pact" story got last week all over the web, merely based on the statements of the high school principal, and often sensationalizing the fact that one of the fathers was a 24-year-old homeless man, as if that was the worst thing of all. It turns out that the principal is now "foggy in his memory" of how he heard about it. TIME could have covered that story much more responsibly.

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Oh, please. They almost got it right:
But what does seem clear based on TIME's reporting is that some of the girls in question did at least discuss the idea of getting pregnant at the same time, and that too little was done to educate the girls on the potential ramifications of that choice.
So, TIME's original reporting enflamed arguments that contraceptive use & comprehensive sex ed are irrelevant because this pact was so intentional. Except, what does seem clear based on TIME's reporting is they're now claiming credit for reporting the opposite.

flea | Mon, 06/23/2008 - 6:57pm

I saw at the gym that CNN has its greasy paws on this story, so buckle up for more vapidity.

Lorelei | Mon, 06/23/2008 - 10:34pm

Yeah, TIME and CNN have some sort of partnership.

crazymonk | Mon, 06/23/2008 - 11:53pm