Bike trailers, child safety and the media's fear agenda
Okay. So that’s 12 paragraphs of a sixteen-paragraph story. Fear tinges every single one. If you’re lunkheaded enough to not get the picture and stubborn enough to keep reading, the Globe will now present the other side. We go to a “cycling advocate” – which is to say, in subtle journalistic terms, that the source is suspect – who happens to be the director of a transportation research institute . Note not only that this “cycling advocate” is only secondarily identified as the office holder of a more general-interest research body but that Pat Hines was not identified as an “anti-cycling advocate” or framed with any other qualifier, even though her website notes that she founded Safe Moves after her close friend was killed in a cycling accident.