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About that Cure …

Just wanted to follow up on my post of a few days ago. I still feel a little bit bad about the headline, “Hurrah! Cure for Alzheimer’s Discovered!”

I intended it to be funny, sort of a reflection of common practice in science reporting. This does it better:

 

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  • http://criticallyskeptic-dckitty.blogspot.com Katherine Lorraine, Chaton de la Mort

    What does the red dot say?

  • lordshipmayhem

    I just got a whiff of the state of reporting in general, from an aggressive wanna-be Bob Woodward/Carl Bernstein at an LAPD press conference on Whitney Houston’s death.
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    The little witless blunder tried to put words in the mouth of an LAPD spokesman about how the body had been found, including demanding to know what the cause of death was. As has been explained ad nauseum, you need to wait for the results of a tox screen that take at least 2-4 weeks to receive. Clearly this nut thought CSI:Miami was real, that the typical murder case was solved in less than sixty minutes – with enough time left over for commercial breaks.