When newspapers con the public

The following is an edited excerpt.

Now let’s turn to the Guardian, and this video on genetically modified crops it recently posted on its website. The piece is as slanted and error-ridden as they come, made all the more obvious for its reliance on a notoriously discredited study by a French researcher with a weird history who has long been an anti-GMO opponent.

But what I found most odd about the video is that I couldn’t tell who reported and produced it. But there it was on the Guardian website, looking and sounding very much like a work of journalism (despite the factually incorrect content). Because I’m informed about this particular subject, it sounded like a slick piece of advocacy masquerading as journalism.

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