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First, the Bad News

HistoryLover Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 10:18 AM
John, you say "We in the media rarely lie to you. I don't think you lie but much of the main stream media lies continuously, distorts facts, omits information that doesn't fit their aganda, gives great exposure to info that does fit their agenda. It has been getting steadly worse since Bernard Goldberg's book "Bias" in 2001. It has reached the point where I don't believe anything in most of the MSM and rely on the Internet and publications such as National Review and this Town Hall site for most of my information
We in the media rarely lie to you.

But that leaves plenty of room to take things wildly out of context.

That's where most big scare stories come from, like recent headlines about GM foods. GM means "genetically modified," which means scientists add genes, altering the plant's DNA, in this case to make the crop resistant to pests.

Last week, Poland joined seven other European countries in banning cultivation of GM foods.

The politicians acted because headlines screamed about how GM foods caused huge tumors in rats. The pictures of the rats are scary. Some have tumors the size of tennis...