Friday, April 22, 2011

In Which The Journal Sentinel's Managing Editor Sandbags A Columnist

I enjoyed this exchange on Facebook about a column written by the in-house conservative, Patrick McIlheran, which I posted as recommended reading for my Facebook friends.

The first comment is by George Stanley, the managing editor, whose newsroom team has done extensive, award-winning coverage of plastic residues.

James Rowen recommends a link.
The German Society of Toxicology recently reviewed thousands of studies of the chemical found in many plastics and concluded that “exposure represents no noteworthy risk to the health of the human population, including newborns and babies.”

21 hours ago
James Rowen Somebody has to speak up for plastics in the food chain. Enjoy. 
21 hours ago ·
    • George Stanley The acknowledgments section reveals that the scientists all have financial ties to the plastics industry -- just as we have found over and over again, as the industry fights a propaganda war to protect its $7 billion product:
      11 hours ago ·

    • James Rowen Still, every down-trodden institution and beaten-down interest needs a champion.
      11 hours ago ·


Anony Too said...

Paid science = Fake science.

Anonymous said...

Roman Hruska may have passed on, but his spirit lives on.

citydem said...

George Stanley calls out McIhleran? Did Hell freeze over or did Stanley undergo a miraculous conversion?

James Rowen said...

I think George was defending his staff.