quarta-feira, março 09, 2005
Mais um exemplo (a somar a outros) de como na home of the brave, land of the free, na terra do capitalismo, casa dos meios de comunicação privados e alegadamente independentes a influência da administração política se faz notar.
There are two lessons here. First, the Post should feel no obligation to keep this person's name anonymous. He lied to them. Second, even in a blatant case like this the Post was still unwilling to flatly call these statements lies. What does it take, guys?
One of them is Steffanie A. Strathdee of the University of California at San Diego; when we contacted her, she responded that her research "supports the expansion of needle exchange programs, not the opposite."
Another researcher cited by the administration is Martin T. Schechter of the University of British Columbia; he wrote us that "Our research here in Vancouver has been repeatedly used to cast doubt on needle exchange programs. I believe this is a clear misinterpretation of the facts."
Yet a third researcher cited by the administration is Julie Bruneau at the University of Montreal; she told us that "in the vast majority of cases needle exchange programs drive HIV incidence lower." We asked Dr. Bruneau whether she favored needle exchanges in countries such as Russia or Thailand. "Yes, sure," she responded.
TomPaine.com - THE DREYFUSS REPORT Archives: Memo to NYT: While You're Apologizing...: "Like nearly the entire world of elite journalism, they missed the question of why. Why did the Bush administration want war with Iraq?"