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Nomination for Worst Reporting -- the most misleading, egregious and dangerous

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  1. LoveVanilla

    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Texas
    Today's nomination for most dangerous and negligent reporting goes to Melanie Grayce West, Wall Street Journal for "Bronx Teen’s Death Was Vaping-Related, Chief Medical Examiner Says". In reporting New York's first death related to "lung injury related to use of an e-cigarette or vaping product", this reporter completely FAILS to identify the cause. Yes, we all know eating can lead to death but it is helpful to know what not to eat.

    So one question, how many deaths has the CDC tied to e-cigarettes or nicotine vaping? Oh, that's right, exactly ZERO. And it is exactly this negligent and ongoing drivel by the CDC and media such as the Wall Street Journal that continues to foment public confusion, causing harm and death. It time to FIRE Anne Schuchat for the CDC's horrid communication failures that contribute directly to this ongoing and slow-rolling disaster.

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  2. LoveVanilla

    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
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    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Texas
    The latest nomination goes to CNBC’s propagandist Berkeley Lovelace Jr. for participating in a public misinformation campaign now contributing directly to human illness and death — even while citing those same illness and deaths.

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    titled their work of propaganda as “People are still dying from mysterious vaping illness, even as outbreak slows” -- even though the cause has been well established. Furthering their clear intent to conflate and confuse, CNBC opens with an unrelated photo showing protesters of a nicotine flavor ban.

    This is clear and misleading piece of propaganda, contrary to the mission of a free press, and reprehensible. However, purposely spreading falsehood and half-truth that directly contribute to human illness and death is inexcusable — and criminal.

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    should retract immediately and issue a public apology.

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  4. LoveVanilla

    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Texas
    This is a second nomination of Abby Haglage, Yahoo Lifestyle, for most misleading, egregious and dangerous reporting. Looks like a trend. First Abby Haglage attributes a case of “hard-metal pneumoconiosis” to e-cigarettes and vaping -- while never mentioning the patient made heavy use of illicit THC vapes.

    And now Abby Haglage is back with more of her "red-baiting", "weefer madness" propaganda. She publishes "harrowing images" of the lungs of 19-year-old Claire Chung while failing to recognize her own culpability in this outcome. Reporters have a responsibility for honesty and truthfulness with their readers. However, this is an ethic she shares. Abby Haglage instead chooses to obfuscate and confuse her readers to serve herself. Only in the final sentence of the next to the last paragraph, after casting wide aspersions elsewhere, does she finally make passing mention of the root cause of this tragic outcome.

    Come on Yahoo Lifestyle editors! Do you lack a moral compass or compassion for those you are harm directly by burying truth under innuendo, half-truth, and falsehood? Shame on you.

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  5. LoveVanilla

    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Texas
    A new nomination goes to Shannon Young, POLITICO. Any reporter who is unable to distinguish legal regulated products from illicit, black market products, nor THC from nicotine, need to find a different profession where they do not endanger the lives and health of the public. Months after a conclusive determination, through ignorance or malintent, POLITICO's Shannon Young states
    There should be no surprise that injuries and deaths continue roiling our nation in the face of ongoing, widespread, and dangerous misinformation. At this late stage, U.S. media bears responsibility equal the to black market criminal gangs for the ongoing injury and deaths. Other nations look on in amazement and horror at this travesty.

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    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Texas
    The most current nomination goes to Shelby Brown, CNET in her article "How tech tracking could prevent another vaping illness outbreak", January 22, 2020.
    Reporter and editors who cannot accurately report on an issue that has killed and hospitalized thousands, and unable to discern the difference of nicotine and THC, should give long thought to different careers.

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    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Texas
    I would be remiss if I failed to nominate Yahoo lifestyle reporter Rachel Grumman Bender who has now established that Blu/Juul cause lung injury. Post with link is here. BTW, article is open for comments if you would care to weigh in on this reporter's revelation.
     
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  8. LoveVanilla

    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Texas
    Distressing. MONTHS after the CDC has identified the cause of lung injuries, we STILL find a reporter failing to inform and misleading the public on the cause. Yes, people get listeria poisoning from eating food. But a media report saying “food has poisoned people” is NOT serving its readers and the public. Indeed, it directly endangers those who may eat the contaminated food. Such reporting additionally drives unfounded and misdirected anxiety and fear among the public at large. Yet that is exactly what Phil Drake, Great Falls Tribune, part of the USA Today network has done.

    The media’s role is to inform the public. And such poor reporting, particularly in matters of life and death, by reporter Phil Drake, Great Falls Tribune, is misleading, irresponsible, dangerous — and unacceptable. The Great Falls Tribune should issue a public apology and an immediate correction.

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  9. LoveVanilla

    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
    Texas
    Wow, after all the bad media, fake science, half-truth and falsehoods, there might be little that would surprise vapors. However, this one might take the cake. How about blatant made-up LIE written by Mary Sweeney, RN, BSN, CEN, ONN-CG-T, "medically reviewed" by Adithya Cattamanchi, MD, and published in Healthline. A full retraction is necessary.

    Popcorn Lung and Vaping: What’s the Connection?

    Let’s be clear, there has only ever been one reported case of “popcorn lung” attributed to e-cigarettes. However, the Canadian physician making this diagnosis failed to perform even one of several diagnostic tests used to confirm this diagnosis -- and quickly disappeared from public view.
     
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    LoveVanilla Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2013
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