Heading into the Labor Day weekend more than one editor, reporter or producer has scanned the news horizon and found little to chose from, outside the hand shaking and baby kissing of a Presidential election in full swing.
Today, while digging into the proverbial health file CBS Radio found a story about fish, mercury and heart attacks. They reported with great haste that a new study found “mercury in fish appears to counteract the heart healthy benefits of the omega 3’s.”
You can’t eat politics. Or can you?
The Environmental Working Group (EWG), a Washington-based lobbying organization, has just published its own recipe book. In keeping the EWG’s nanny state ethos, the organization wants to tell you what to eat and what not to eat via their guide, Good Food on a Tight Budget. While they include links to reputable third-party organizations like WIC and MyPlate, several of EWG’s recommendations fly in the face of these very groups.
To frighten viewers, horror films rely on eerie mood music, spooky narration and fake blood — lots of fake blood.
One could comfortably assume that production of a Freddie Kruger film would be a far cry (or should I say, blood-curdling scream) from the straight-up broadcast of infotainment programming. But the newsroom mantra, “if it bleeds it leads,” is not an excuse for the folks at America Now to spill misinformation all over the set.