10.08.2006

Ethics and journalism..... and Fox News

So here I am talking about the same old stuff. Thursday, September 21 Fox posted a story by Steven Milloy.

It doesn't matter what the story was about. (Malaria again) What is important is their journalist is:
Steven Milloy publishes JunkScience.com and CSRWatch.com. He is a junk science expert, an advocate of free enterprise and an adjunct scholar at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.


And here are two quotes from the ExxonMobil annual giving report for 2004 and 2005:

Exxon-Mobil 2004 annual giving (donations) report:
Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
General Operating Support 90,000
Global Climate Change 90,000
Global Climate Change Outreach 90,000
Subtotal 270,000



Exxon-Mobil 2005 annual giving (donations) report:

Competitive Enterprise Institute, Washington, D.C.
General Operating Support 90,000
General Operating Support* 180,000
Subtotal 270,000


A university that has a respectable engineering department that turns out petrochemical engineers can expect about 30,000 except for UT Austin and Texas A&M which got a little over 100,000 each. But a think tank that funds poor science in a FUD war gets 270,000 a year. Yale got 5,000. They must have pissed off someone. Harvard got 8,500 and we know they pissed of Exxon when they criticised Michael Chriton's book here.

Lest you think this is an isolated event, let me assure you there are several examples of this.

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