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Entries from November 2009

Chicago Tribune leads the way on autism coverage

November 23rd, 2009 · 5 Comments · Kudos

Tweet America’s shady autism cure industry has been flying under the nation’s media radar for years.  Not any more. Trine Tsouderos and Patricia Callahan at the Chicago Tribune introduce us to the quacks and charlatans who prey on parents in a Pulitzer-worthy series that you can read here and here.  The stories follow last May’s […]

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The wisdom of the mob

November 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Kudos

Tweet James Rainey of the LA Times examines the abuse hurled at Amy Wallace for her excellent coverage of vaccine rejectionism, and laments the rise of the Google scholar. “Readers who brush up against expertise believe they have become experts,” he writes. “The common man rebels against the notion that anyone — not professionals, not […]

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