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November 20, 2013
Dear Mr. Chiem,
November 19, 2013
Dear Mr. Wallace,
I am writing to express concern over an article featured on your website titled 5 Reasons To Never Eat Shrimp Again. The article contains misleading statements about shrimp that does a fundamental disservice to Yahoo! Health readers. The author, Leah Zerbe, has been challenged in the past for writing inflammatory and skewed articles about seafood in the past that push a hidden agenda.
If you read MSN this morning while drinking your coffee you might have seen this little piece of muck racking, 4 dirty secrets of the seafood industry. It’s got a healthy dose of hyperbole in the title so it must be good, right? And the reporter must be an independent, top-shelf journalist devoted to exposing the truth, right?
Well, in the immortal words of Paul Harvey here’s… the rest of the story.
October 16, 2013
The Washington Post
Dear Ms. McGinley and Mr. Barr,
An article by Darryl Fears this week, “Study links warmer water temperatures to greater levels of mercury in fish” misleads readers in several ways.
During the Government Shutdown there’s been a lot of reporting about food safety. When it comes to seafood, not all of that reporting has been accurate….
The old saying “If It Bleeds It Leads” is designed to be pejorative, yet accurate in its illustration of how pathetic some reporters and bloggers can be in search of the sensational. Oh and I know, believe you me, the speed of the digital age and the shrinking attentions spans of Americans is to blame for the skyrocketing rates of media hyperbole. You are so right-- for some reason Americans no longer wait until they come home in the evening, change into a cardigan sweater, put on a pair of slippers and light up a pipe before reading their print-edition newspaper from cover to cover.
Some media outlets got it right. They looked at the Nature Geoscience, August 2013 study titled Mercury isotope evidence for methylation below the mixed layer in the central North Pacific Ocean and reported that scientists had pinpoint the source of some mercury found in some fish. Period.
Other reporters did what other reporters do; extrapolate without actually reading the study. Thankfully we did read the study and can provide the following actualities to help those for whom facts, not sound-bite-science, are the basis of reporting.
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August 9, 2013
My Fox LA
Dear Mr. Smith,
Who do you want giving you nutrition advice when you’re pregnant, doctors and dietitians or a psychology student? If you trust a new study that eclipses the negligent rating and catapults itself into ranks of the straight-up-wacky, you’d pick the psychology student.