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Monday, November 23, 2009

Printing all the Science News that Fits

I have been a fan of NYT science writing for years. Enjoyed it and thought it was well written and mostly objective. Yet now, on particularly important topic, they refuse to publish information because it may have been inappropriately or illegally leaked. When did the NY Times stop publishing leaks? They have done it for many years, even when it meant the erosion of national security. Only, though, when it fits their agenda. It is not science to pick and choose your evidence, even if it is construed to be for our own good. It is examples like this that will continue to destroy the press. I don't like the idea that we will soon only be reading media that match our own opinions, but the Times will be part of the reason.

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