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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:15 am 
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The less than stellar science and health correspondent.
Whose work falls somewhat short in terms of research, veracity and balance.

Take a look at this story

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NHS ban medicine if you are 'too old' in new attack on Britain's elderly

So there's a ban, and it's made by the NHS, right?

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Older patients would effectively be written off on the grounds that they no longer make a big enough financial contribution to society.

The Department of Health is demanding the changes in an attempt to cut the crippling NHS medicines bill.


So not a ban, and not from the NHS. And those are the opening paragraphs.

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In the latest onslaught on the elderly, drug rationing body the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has admitted that ministers want workers who are still contributing to the economy to come first.


So it's ministers who want this. I wonder which ones. Also a nice use of 'admitted' suggesting that previously they had denied the fact, whereas they had been the ones to give this publicity.

The rest of the article is a recapitulation of previous Express articles.

Now this is an important story. And this is how a third-rate reporter on a fifth-rate newspaper handles it.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:30 am 
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"Third rate" depends on your perspective, I guess.

To her editor, publisher and various other people whose interests are helped by this kind of bollocks article, I would assume she is very much "first rate".

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 Post subject: Re: Jo Wiley
PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 10:37 am 
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She types fast and knows how to churn out a good scare story that plays fast and loose with the facts and will scare the shit out of the core readership.

Ethical? Not in the slightest, but we all know her employer's views on 'ethics'.

Not to mention 'ethnics'.

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