BPA Bans and Media Hype

“The Media’s War on Business – and Science – Gets Personal,” by Lisa De Pasquale.
The media only asserts its role as watchdog when it reiterates stereotypes they’ve created. Meanwhile, they ignore that the small number of studies that claim to find enigmatic “links” to BPA consumption and a host of problems also profit from their findings. It’s to researchers’ advantage to report a link, no matter how miniscule, so their funding doesn’t dry up. Yet we don’t see special reports from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on the millions of taxpayer dollars funding studies for bogus reasons. We also don’t see many reports on how the media profits from their grandstanding against business. The media uses scare tactics to garner viewers, readers, advertising dollars and awards from one another….Read the full story on Townhall.

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