January 11, 2011

Armchair Psychiatrists Diagnose AZ Shooter

Martin Robbins, Guardian


We live in an age where the febrile cult of celebrity has become so possessive of its icons that we demand not just their images, but the contents of their minds. As such, it has become normal and acceptable for journalists and pundits to speculate wildly in print about the mental health of famous people without a shred of clinical experience or meaningful knowledge of the subject in question, as I've noted twice before.

The world's newest celebrity is Jared Lee Loughner (as...

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TAGGED: Media Bias, Mental Illness, Arizona, Jared Lee Loughner


October 10, 2013
BPA & 'USA Today': More Scare Journalism?
Trevor Butterworth, Forbes
USA Today reporter Liz Szabo has long rung the alarm bells on bisphenol A (BPA), devoting an entire full page article to promoting the repeatedly discredited claims of University of Missouri researcher Frederick... more ››