An Englishman of forty years residence in Wales pontificates about politics (slightly off-message), films and trivia. Secretary of Aberavon and Neath Liberal Democrats. Candidate for Neath in the Westminster elections of 1997 & 2017 and the Welsh general election of 2016.
Saturday, 6 April 2013
Anti-science and the local press
I don't often quote Jaxxlanders, but it seems to me that the Swansea exile has it right about the lack of contrition on the part of the Evening Post over that journal's part in the current measles outbreak.
The media are often quite keen on the idea of political leaders apologising for the historical misdeeds of their predecessors. It sets a good moral tone and offers punters the semblance of a new start even if the actual gesture is basically meaningless.
In regional newspapers however it would appear to be a practice that is only preached. Too bad.
It comes to mind that the editor responsible for hyping up the MMR scare also sacked his science contributor and gave undue coverage to the BNP.