Tag Archives: Inflammatory Journalism

Fractional Reporting and Innuendo

When you’re a cyclist, it’s difficult not to notice reports of cycling deaths. Even when such reports come from obscure newspapers, the story warrants attention. A story of this sort caught my eye the other day. It was about a … Continue reading

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Justifying Journalistic Road Rage Against Cyclists

  Many cyclists have asked themselves the question: Why do journalists fuel the anti-bicycle backlash? Hatred of cyclists has been proposed, as has the desire to maintain a car-centric society. There is no right answer. Each journalist has his or … Continue reading

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Stone Age Representations of Two-Wheeled Transportation

  Today an international team of archeologists announced the discovery of the earliest known Palaeolithic painting of what appears to be a two-wheeled transportation vehicle (see photo above). This crude representation of a two-wheeled vehicle is the first evidence of  … Continue reading

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The Cyclist’s Voice

  Who speaks for cyclists? Not the media. Not the government. Not even the bicycling advocacy groups. No one speaks for cyclists and, to date, cyclists have found no way to speak for themselves. As cities and towns slowly move … Continue reading

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Silence Isn’t a Solution

  With the increase in cycling infrastructure in American cities and towns there has been an increase in resistance to this infrastructure in the form of ridicule. Cyclists were never popular with motorists and have grown increasingly unpopular among pedestrians. … Continue reading

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Cyclists, Inflammatory Journalism and Post-Prejudice Societies

  Once a profession, Journalism has become a breeding ground for narrow-minded intolerance and personal bias conveyed in the guise of impartial observation. For example, journalists who launch into screeds against bicyclists present themselves as morally superior to those they … Continue reading

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