Michael Medved

A prominent medical professor at the University of Connecticut stands accused of fraudulent research on the purported health benefits of drinking red wine. Dr. Dipak K. Das published more than 500 articles promoting his ideas but now a 60,000 page federal report finds 145 instances of falsification of data and outright fabrication.

 

To make matters worse, Dr. Das took $890,000 from the federal government to pursue this phony research—a prime example of the corrupting influence of wasteful federal spending. This sum doesn’t even include the cost of 60,000 pages to expose his lies. Why should the taxpayer, instead of some winemakers association, have ever financed dubious investigations on the glories of Merlot and Cabernet in the first place? Washington bureaucrats don’t need wine-promoting fraud in order to spend public money like drunken sailors.


Michael Medved

Michael Medved's daily syndicated radio talk show reaches one of the largest national audiences every weekday between 3 and 6 PM, Eastern Time. Michael Medved is the author of eleven books, including the bestsellers What Really Happened to the Class of '65?, Hollywood vs. America, Right Turns, The Ten Big Lies About America and 5 Big Lies About American Business
 
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