The Mainstream Media and the PCC

July 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm (Media) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

[Updated, 30th July] As the phone hacking storm raged, and the PCC Chair claimed that she was lied to by the News of the World over phone hacking, two newspapers might have thought they could breathe a sigh of relief. At least the scandalous goings on at the News of the World may have deflected some attention from the Sun and the Daily Mirror – who have been in the High Court facing charges of contempt of court. Read the rest of this entry »

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Curry can cure cancer, say scientists

October 28, 2009 at 7:45 pm (Media) (, , , , , , , , , , )

Well, according to the headline in today’s Metro article they do. The Sun went for “Curry is a ‘cure for cancer’“, while the BBC were slightly more restrained – settling for “Curry spice ‘kills cancer cells’” – as were the Daily Mirror (with “Curry ‘kills cancer cells’ and other health benefits of the nation’s favourite dish“). Did scientists claim that “curry can cure cancer” as the Metro claims? Is curry a cure for cancer, as the Sun tell us? Read the rest of this entry »

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Media Reporting of Research: Consistently Poor

April 24, 2009 at 10:33 pm (Bad Science, Media) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

In fact, I think that the only thing that is consistent about the mainstream media’s reporting of research (particularly research that relates to health) is that it is poor. Supplements are, alternately, life-savers and… deadly cancer-causing killer pills. We all drink too much – but then again red wine is good for us. The articles tend to be misleading, inaccurate or distorted whether they are pro- or anti-vitamins (or red wine and other forms of alcohol, or whatever other example you wish to choose). Read the rest of this entry »

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Daily Mirror Advert

April 9, 2009 at 9:39 pm (Media) (, )

The Daily Mirror are running an ad by Delaney Lund Knox Warren claiming to provide “Real News. Real Entertainment.” I disagree. Read the rest of this entry »

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