Steven Milloy, writing for FOX News, provides a report on the media's reaction to the recent Harvard stem cell announcement. He starts with:
The embryonic stem cell research lobby must think the rest of us are pretty gullible.Not hiding his biases, he ends with:
Moreover, despite rather obvious and contradictory facts, the Harvard study is being positioned in the media as a way to do embryonic stem cell research without harming embryos — and the timing seems entirely political.A quick search of Google News for articles not mentioning the difficulties he raises include prominent members of the embryonic stem cell research lobby, including Washington Times and LifeNews.
Last May, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would circumvent President Bush’s limits on the use of federal funds for embryonic stem cell research. The Senate is slated to take up the bill in September and supporters say they have the votes to pass it.
But President Bush says he will veto the measure and bill supporters lack a two-thirds majority in Congress to override it — so far. All bets are off, though, if the embryonic stem cell research lobby can get away with morphing woefully premature and limited research results into “miracle cures around the corner.”