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Is Salt Deadly? Is TV health news sensational?

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Question mark journalism.pngI’ve created a “Question Mark TV Health News Hall of Shame” for all of those health stories that are teased, introduced or use graphics with a question mark at the end of a sensational claim. I’m going to keep adding to this list, hoping to reach the tease-writers of tomorrow if today’s boffo writers won’t change. So far we have:

ABC Good Morning America’s: “Can Your Purse Make You Sick? Beware ‘bag-teria’ “

Ivanhoe Newswire’s: “Pomegranates Prevent Breast Cancer?”

ABC World News Tonight’s: “Fountain of Youth?”

And now CBS Evening News’: “Is Salt Deadly?”

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