KNBC-TV in Los Angeles has an investigative reporting segment called Get Garcia, Get Results-- it's a catchy little local news moniker that I'm sure the promotions guys just love. But the problem is Garcia's producer didn't didnt tell the whole story. Read on:
October 30, 2012
Mr. Keith Esparros
Director of Content
Dear Mr. Esparros,
It doesn’t surprise me anymore when people get information about seafood wrong and tuna in particular. But it does surprise me just how wrong they get it.
Let’s take for instance Andrew Freeman on TakePart, he’s an apparent expert on nutrition whose degree in history from UCLA and recent posts on prison overcrowding and a house in the UK made entirely of waste seem to back that credential up.
NBC has changed the headline--
Because his friends at Greenpeace told him it was so, food columnist Mark Bittman then told his readers that Fish Aggregating Devices used by tuna companies “kill countless numbers of [other] animals in their quest for cheap tuna.”
New York Times Blogger Mark Bittman was once a journalist. He once was held to a standard higher than -- these are my friends and this is my opinion. But that was many moons ago and now he peppers his musings about paprika and potatoes with a hearty dose of his own food politics, regardless of facts, figures and God forbid science.
Last week when Mercury Policy Project (MPP) released its agenda driven ramblings in the form of a “report” on mercury in canned tuna, a number of questions were raised about this opinion piece that was neither peer-reviewed nor published.
If you’re ever in Ms. Gordon’s Catskills neighborhood when the power goes out, knock on her neighbor’s door. Rather than use mass care authorities like the Red Cross to craft her survival tips (published in the Huffington Post), she relies on the National Resource Defense Council’s (NRDC) “Preparing for Disaster” checklist.