Saturday, July 01, 2006

As We See It: Dietary Supplements Attacked By The Media

As We See It: Dietary Supplements Attacked By The Media: "What most people don’t realize, however, is that it is not the obligation of the media to provide accurate reporting. The media is responsible for generating profits for its shareholders, which means they have to grab the public’s attention with sensational headlines that sell newspapers and TV viewing time."
I find his basic message is worth emphasising - you can no longer trust what you read in the press. Unfortunately, the media has got so good at "dumbing down" all of us, that with our reduced attention spans and constant need for stimulating "sound bites", we have become so addicted to "sweet, short and simple" messages, that we find it hard to think critically; or separate the wheat from the chaff. Let the reader beware !

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