"Science journalists? Don't make me laugh" is the title of an article by Ben Goldacre appearing in The Guardian. Goldacre discusses how British health and science journalists covered the recent papers on testing for prostate cancer.
The bottom line is ...
Journalists insist that we need professionals to mediate and explain science. From today's story, their self-belief seems truly laughable.Note to science journalists; people are beginning to catch on to your scam. Matt Nisbet helped a lot by making it obvious.
I want science journalists to start policing themselves. It's time to take off the blinders and recognize that many science journalists are not very good at accurately reporting about science. The good ones need to speak out instead of issuing motherhood statements about how good they all are.