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14 Regent U. L. Rev. 283 (2001-2002)
Crafting Bi/Homosexual Youth

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Judith A. Reisman*
The press can both stimulate public opinion and miseducate it ....
The press has become the greatest power within the Western
countries, more powerful than the legislature, the executive, and
judiciary. One would then like to ask: By what law has it been elected
and to whom is it responsible.'
Aleksander Solzhenitsyn
Based on its free speech privileges, the American press is charged
with providing a window to the world by which the polity may locate
the source of a social malaise, evaluate and correct it. But, if
establishment       media-news         and       entertainment-broadcasts
disinformation and conceals adverse information about a matter or
malaise, then the Fourth Estate becomes an unelected fifth column
directing law and public policy. Philip Kotler's classic work Marketing
Management2 documents how controlled news is used to both stimulate
public opinion and miseducate it.3 Rodgers and Kotler report that in a
media campaign, two and one-half percent of our social leaders often
sway roughly thirteen percent of the public early-on who later move
another thirty-four percent, and so on until a majority accept and adapt
to the proffered new product or idea.4
Media portrayal-positive or negative-can have a profound impact
on public perception. For example, the 1969 Stonewall Riots in New York
Dr. Judith Reisman earned her Ph.D. at Case Western Reserve University. She is
president of The Institute for Media Education. Her publications include the U.S.
Department of Justice, Juvenile Justice study, Images of Children, Crime and Violence in
Playboy, Penthouse and Hustler (1989), Kinsey, Sex and Fraud (Reisman, et al., 1990) and
Soft Porn Plays Hardball (1991), Partner Solicitation Language as a Reflection of Male
Sexual Orientation (with Johnson, 1995), and Kinsey, Crimes & Consequences (1998, 2000).
She has been a consultant to three U.S. Department of Justice administrations, The U.S.
Department of Education, as well as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Dr. Reisman is sought worldwide to speak, lecture, testify, and counsel individuals,
organizations, professionals and governments regarding (a) fraudulent sex science and (b)
the power and effect of images and the media to alter human behavior. The special
emphasis of her work has been and continues to be the negative influence of these change
agents upon children and society.
I  Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, Harvard University Commencement Address, reprinted
in NAV'L REv., July 7, 1978, at 838.
3  Solzhenitsyn, supra note 1.
4  KOTLER, supra note 2, at 345.

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