Indeed, the article merely establishes once again that the understanding of the scientific and legal issues contained in the popular press is severely wanting, and that the public is in fact less informed, or more misinformed, for their efforts.
As noted on April 16, LBE emailed Terri Somers about misleading aspects of her article, but to date has received no response. Apparently, when the Union-Tribune goofs, the considered response is to run and hide.
On the general issue of bad press coverage, see 'Devastating' Moyers Probe of Press and Iraq Coming which includes the text:
The disgraceful press reaction to Colin Powell's presentation at the United Nations seems like something out of Monty Python, with one key British report cited by Powell being nothing more than a student's thesis, downloaded from the Web -- with the student later threatening to charge U.S. officials with "plagiarism."
Although the Iraq business is in the realm of "looking backward," there is no excuse for the bad press coverage in California of Proposition 71 matters.
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