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Episode 111: May 2008
May 22, 2008
Paul Thacker discusses tracking down legitimate research, the importance of skepticism, and his career as an investigative journalist. EXPOSÃ?â?°: In the program "Science Fiction," you discuss your observations about the role of politics and money within the press, particularly in Washington, D.C. As a journalist, how do you avoid getting...
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As a reporter for a journal serving environmental scientists, Paul Thacker spent most of his time reviewing new research and writing policy analyses. But when he came across junkscience.com, a Web site that challenges scientific findings on hotbed issues such as global warming, he decided to look into the site's...
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For its episode "Science Fiction," Expos�©: America's Investigative Reports (then known as AIR) asked Rudy Baum, editor of Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T) for an interview to comment on the circumstances of reporter Paul Thacker's leaving his employment there. A spokesperson for Baum referred AIR to a spokesperson for The...
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This video is no long available.Paul Thacker of the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Science & Technology uncovers connections among big businesses, big money, and industry-funded front groups disguised as grassroots organizations that misrepresent scientific evidence in an attempt to influence public opinion and policy....
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