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Old 05-14-2012, 08:32 PM   #26
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Originally Posted by journotraveler View Post
"Grossly exaggerate" isn't tolerated.
I'm sorry, but this is demonstrably untrue. Even if the distortion isn't intended, it still happens all the time. Probably every single issue.

News media, even highly respected shows and publications, constantly regurgitate unchecked "facts" and turn "no statistically significant difference" into "LOOK AT THIS HUGE DIFFERENCE." Or they focus on researchers who are hacks: fearmongering, offering quack remedies, or skewing data to reaffirm stereotypes.

I know that you work as a journalist, and I'm not targeting you. But it's a real problem that really frustrates me.

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