June 10th, 2006

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Recommended link; more on framing and spinning immigration discourse....

Remember the Rockridge article on "The Framing of Immigration" that I recommended for your examination a few days ago? There's a follow-up now -- "Framing Versus Spin," also by George Lakoff and Sam Ferguson -- at http://www.commondreams.org/cgi-bin/print.cgi?file=/views06/0609-31.htm. It opens like this:

"Two weeks ago, Rockridge published 'The Framing of Immigration' by George Lakoff and Sam Ferguson, an analysis of the framing surrounding immigration used by progressives and conservatives, as well as a discussion of framings not being used, but which would reveal important truths. Late last week, the DailyKos leaked a memo by Frank Luntz, the Republican messaging strategist, advising Republicans how to talk about immigration. If you want to compare what Rockridge does with what Luntz does, this is your chance."