Any newspaper piece about a forthcoming ballot measure seems to be routinely accompanied by a boilerplate paragraph which provides a capsule summary of "who's fer it" and "who's agin it."
Such has certainly been the case with articles about Proposition 51--the only state ballot measure which has attracted substantial media attention.
But something has begun to strike me as a mite strange: Prop. 51 is generally described as being opposed by (not surprisingly) the California Trial Lawyers Association--and by "environmental and consumer groups."
Which "environmental and consumer groups" are on record as opposing this measure never seems to be specified. I guess we're all supposed to take it as a "given" that this measure would not be in the best interests of "environmentalists" or "consumers." (Is that right, all you investigative reporters out there?)