Reply to post:

BIG FAT Lies: Porky Pies about obesity


Can't get the staff.

T'internet (and it's many wonders) means news budgets are cut - for newspapers, TV, radio. Editors look at what they produce, and strangely enough dedicated scientific journalists are expensive. They get sacked and general news journos report science-y stuff.

Understandably, if it's not your interest and you're not trained, you don't bother to dig too deep beyond the press report when there's a paedophile/sports/Royal family/political story (not that all those elements are in any story that I know...).

POST COMMENT House rules

Not a member of The Register? Create a new account here.

  • Enter your comment

  • Add an icon

Anonymous cowards cannot choose their icon

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2019