Why I Write About The Daily Mail

June 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm (Legal Chill, Media) (, , , )

Daily Mail Editor Paul Dacre The Daily Mail have been responsible for a number of misleading, inaccurate, or distorted articles. When blogging about the Mail I’ve focused on articles about health and science, whereas other bloggers have cast their nets wider: for example Tabloid Watch, Mail Watch, and Angry Mob. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Mail on MMR

April 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , )

Daily Mail MMRThe Daily Mail has published a new article on the MMR vaccine. The headline and first paragraph tell us that it has been claimed that “a nurse gave a toddler the MMR jab even though his mother refused her consent in order to meet government immunisation targets”.** Read the rest of this entry »

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Andrew Wakefield’s Legacy

March 20, 2011 at 7:58 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , , )

Andrew Wakefield and the British media created a baseless scare around the MMR vaccine. They’ve since moved on. Wakefield’s paper has been retracted by the Lancet (and referred to by the BMJ as “fraudulent“), and he has been struck off by the GMC. Wakefield now appears to be promoting a Facebook page collating anecdotes from parents worried that vaccination may have had adverse effects on their children. Read the rest of this entry »

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Metro: Twitter To Blame For Vaccine Fears

December 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , )

The Metro has published an article quoting Prof John Oxford as saying that Twitter is partly to blame for the low uptake of vaccines. Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Mail Warn Of Flu Crisis

December 18, 2010 at 3:55 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , )

As I write, the Daily Mail’s online Health section has no fewer than three links to recent articles on flu, swine flu, and vaccination. I thought it might be interesting to compare them to previous articles on the same subject. Read the rest of this entry »

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A Fall From Grace

December 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Miscellaneous, Nutritionism) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

I find it odd, and on occasion a little unsettling, to see instances of people or ideas being subject to criticism for what appear to me to be the wrong reasons. I think some of the criticism of Andrew Wakefield and Gillian McKeith falls into this bracket. Read the rest of this entry »

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New Daily Mail Article(s) On Vaccination

November 22, 2010 at 3:00 pm (Anti-Vaccination, Media) (, , , , , )

Here, the Daily Mail publish an article on a proposal to inoculate children on a same day surgery visit [PDF of original article here]. The article has been amended since I first read it last night [PDF of this morning’s version here]. Read the rest of this entry »

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Rodial Roundup

November 14, 2010 at 3:17 pm (Legal Chill) (, , , , )

I wrote yesterday about Rodial silencing criticism. Several other bloggers have also written about the case and I thought I’d do a quick round-up. Read the rest of this entry »

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The People’s Medical Journal

August 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm (Media) ()

I thought I’d take a quick look at some of the Daily Mail’s coverage of health stories, both recent and not-so-recent. Read the rest of this entry »

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Acupuncture Works, Say Scientists

May 30, 2010 at 7:02 pm (Acupuncture, Alternative Medicine, Media) (, , , , , )

AcupunctureAnother day, another story in the popular press suggesting that scientists have shown that a popular alternative treatment is effective. Read the rest of this entry »

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