Times and New Republic botch progressive "framing" book
[Guest post by Gina Cooper; Disclaimer: AlterNet occasionally posts guest blogs from Jeffrey Feldman, author of Framing the Debate -- ed]
Jeffrey Feldman has written a wonderful book, Framing the Debate, which is so much more than a "how to" book for progressive frames. It is a beautiful history of great presidential speeches and the way presidents ask Americans to view the world with the powerful words they choose.
Yesterday in the NYT, New Republic writer, Eve Fairbanks reviewed Jeffrey's book, if you want to call it that. Mostly she just ranted her world view and cherry picked some quotes to back it up. Eve Fairbanks submitted an irresponsible piece that mischaracterized Jeffrey's book and I'm a little too furious about this to compose a proper introduction, so I'll just get to it.
Lets start by debunking Eve Fairbanks' argument where she misrepresents ...