For a decade, we’ve examined how industry-funded pundits, masquerading as unbiased experts, are published by influential media. Now The Virginian-Pilot joins the list.
We asked Denise Pines, president of the Medical Board of California, about three apparent conflicts Stanford’s John G. Brock-Utne, MD, failed to reveal.
A tip to C&BP reveals a staff editorial writer’s financial ties were undisclosed when he wrote about an Oklahoma tax issue.
A new investigation uncovers how a sophisticated social media disinformation campaign helped to convince Van Wert County to reject further wind development.
“It’s about money,” Declares Physicians Against Drug Shortages’s “Pro Bono” Executive Director Philip Zweig — But Whose Money?
If they had asked, they may have learned that Physicians Against Drug Shortages Executive Director Philip Zweig has been employed by and has direct financial ties to medical device manufacturing companies.
Doctors and others affiliated with Physicians Against Drug Shortages certainly have a right to present their point of view. But are media outlets doing enough to allow readers to evaluate the veracity of op-eds, guest columnists, media pundits and quoted “experts”?
Quotes by Physicians Against Drug Shortages spokespersons and op-ed bios by its members provide little in the way of details about the group. In a couple opinion pieces, PADS members describe themselves as executive director or co-chairs of a “pro bono patient advocacy group.”
Loris published 15 attacks on the Paris Climate Accord from April 16, 2016, through June 28, 2017, and played a major role in the Trump Administration’s decision to abandon the agreement — making the United States the only nation in the world not to be a part of that historic accord.
During a segment on climate change politics on Sept. 1, 2017, columnist David Brooks takes to the airwaves to spread an incomplete story again about the polarized state of climate change politics.