It Ain't Necessarily So / Edition 1by David Murray, Joel Schwartz, Robert S. Lichter, S. Robert Lichter
Pub. Date: 03/28/2001
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Airplane crashes. The AIDS epidemic. Presidential election polls and voting results. Global warming. The latest cancer scare. All these news stories require scientific savvy first, to report, and thenfor news consumersto understand. It Ain't Necessarily So cuts through the miasma surrounding media reporting of scientific studies, surveys, and statistics. Whether the problem is bad science, media politics, or a simple lack of information or knowledge, this book gives news consumers the tools to penetrate the hype and dig out the facts. Don't stop flying, run to the doctor, or change your diet before reading It Ain't Necessarily So.
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Murray, Lichter, and Lichter add to the mounting evidence that individuals who rely on the news media as their primary source of information are highly subject to being misinformed on important issues. With respect to the main stream media, one is left to wonder if being uninformed is a lesser evil than being misinformed.