With 17 million followers on Twitter, Kim Kardashian has an enormous opportunity to improve lives simply by sharing accurate information with her fans.
Data reported was false and has not been peer-reviewed or published in scientific journal.
The National Fisheries Institute is asking all news outlets to correct a fraudulent story that recently aired about mercury levels in seafood exceeding guidelines. Following is our statement and supporting data:
What’s happening at CBS? Last night, someone forgot to fact-check this online headline: “Study finds unsafe mercury levels in 84 percent of all fish.” That new “study” was neither published nor peer-reviewed, which makes it opinion. And opinion presented as fact is a huge no-no in journalism.
After reading David Lennett’s post yesterday, I wanted to learn more about his background and work with the National Resources Defense Council (NRDC). To do so, the NRDC website requires you to “view experts by subject”. Because Mr. Lennett urged the U.S. government to “ensure this first-ever mercury treaty truly protects public health,” I assumed he would be among the “Health” experts. But he wasn’t.
I have never insisted that people watch Greenpeace videos. Usually they’re hyperbole-filled fundraising pitches or violent cartoon animations, but the latest eye-opening creation is simply too good to pass up. Therefore, I implore you to watch this video and our response.
Megan Fox: I’m giving up tuna, because I don’t want my vampire babies to have small thumbs, like me.
I might be taking a few of her recent remarks out of context, but Megan Fox did tell Jay Leno that her mom ate tuna every day throughout her pregnancy, which accounts for why her “thumbs…are so short.”
Speaking of her own pregnancy, Ms. Fox told Jay that her morning sickness “was so bad that I felt like I was convinced that I was maybe like birthing a vampire baby … or an alien or something.”
United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP) is considering an international ban on vaccines containing thimerosal, a type of ethylmercury.
Presumably, Ellis Conklin was trying to be funny when he reported in the Seattle Weekly that “Sushi Could Make Us Dumber Than Breadsticks.” What’s really dumb is believing that a notorious activist group with a single-minded anti-mercury agenda is an objective authority on anything involving science.
Readers should expect only the best journalism from the Washington Post, a Pulitzer Prize winning newspaper; and Slate.com, a recipient of the prestigious National Magazine Award for General Excellence. Or, at the very least, they should expect clear, accurate and reliable reporting. Yet that’s not what they’re getting.
The Doctors television show hopes to “supply viewers with critical information to make informed and intelligent health care decisions.”
But can the program, which is hosted by former Bachelor reality TV star Dr. Travis Stork and features three other telegenic professionals, really be considered a serious authority if it all too frequently promotes the latest diet trends, health fads and bogus medical claims?