reason and “balance”

The Columbia Journalism Review has a thought-provoking “article on media coverage of science”:, specifically the role of “balance” in determining the journalistic merit of a science article. This has been on my mind lately, since public perception of scientific topics like climate change, medicine, and evolution is so crucial to making sound decisions.

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  1. Of course, that’s the problem! It’s the push for “balance” as opposed to “accuracy.” Funny that it seemed to start when Bush I was president. When did Fox news start up, I wonder?

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