Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Media and Journal Ethical Lapses. Latest examples, G. Stehphanopolous & article in "Science.'

Thankfully, we have  first Amendment which hopefully will help keep government honest. Media people rightfully rap themselves in the mantle, but when it comes to being honest and ethical themselves, the failures are rampant.  Of course, even this speech is protected.  I just wish the media would be more honest and ethical and stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution. This article is primarly about ABC ("Anything But Class") and media darling George Stephanolpolous.
The problem is not limited to just the broadcast media.  Ethical lapes are all too common In the academic/ scientific  journals. If our "scientists" can't behave in an honest, ethical fashion, what hope is there? The problem is caused by  those on all parts of the poltical spectrum.See this from the NY Times.
"The senior author of a widely covered study suggesting that gay political canvassers could change conservative voters’ views on same-sex marriage has asked that the report be retracted because his fellow author failed to produce the raw data. The study appeared in December in the journal Science, and numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, published articles on the findings.
Marcia McNutt, editor in chief of Science, said in a statement that “Science takes this case extremely seriously and will strive to correct the scientific literature as quickly as possible.”

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