Dishonesty in the Media

 Posted by on 27 March 2002 at 10:31 am  Uncategorized
Mar 272002

In pursuit of a dramatic story, the Seattle times seems to have mislead its readers about whether patients in a clinical trial actually gave informed consent. Laura Landro’s article gives all the details. The editor of the Seattle times responds and WSJ replies. Fascinating.

But the dishonesty doesn’t stop there. Pete Du Pont also has an article on OpinionJournal about environmentalists falsifying data. Mr Du Pont writes:

So why the lying? It seems deceit is the only way the greens can advance their Luddite agenda. They are ideologically inspired to try to limit, slow and if possible stop economic growth, for they believe that prosperity is harmful to the environment. But our nation’s and the world’s environments are getting better all the time, in fact so much better so much faster that it is hard to wave the green shirt based on honest data. Subterfuge and misrepresentation are thus left to energize the greens’ antiprosperity cause.

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