Health

ABC Reports New Autism Study Finds Genetics, Not Toxins, to Blame for Rise in Cases

But network failed to remind viewers it gave Robert Kennedy a soapbox about mercury as cause for disease.

Slanting the Cervical Cancer Vaccine Story

"Groups wary of drug industry motives" versus "religious and cultural conservatives." What, no liberals?

Post's Givhan Continues Complaint about Skinny Models

Writer attacks industry for thin model preference, but could just as well gripe about customers who drive the New York market.

NY Times Slants Patent Protection Story Against Novartis

Reporter depicts court struggle as one pitting company against 'patients rights groups' instead of liberal activists.

CBS Obesity Story Heavy on Hype, Light On Substance

Reporter Thalia Assuras fails to inform audience of the limitations of body mass index in diagnosing, treating childhood obesity.

CNN's Cho Gives One-Sided Look at Bush Health Plan

Merits of the tax-deduction plan are excluded as reporter turns to Democratic donor for analysis.

CBS Prescribes Regulation for Herbal Supplements

But reporter Alfonsi's stories were anemic when it came to presenting the industry's defense.

CNN's Sylvester Unfairly Presented, Quickly Dismissed Economist's Views on Medicare

'Lou Dobbs Tonight' reporter scoffed that 'common sense' trumped pharmaceutical economics expert's conclusions on Medicare 'negotiation.'

CBS's Alfonsi Shakes Up Audience with Drinking Survey

'Evening News' report an intoxicating mix of hype and anti-industry activists.

CBS Reporter Takes Swipe at Drug Industry, Praises Politician in Blog Post

Armen Keteyian lamented 'Big Pharma's' 'control' over Americans.
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