CBS fails to deliver on debunking claim

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The CBS News website promises a video clip on “Debunking New Health Studies,” but the clip discusses only one study and there was nothing therein that fits the definition of “debunking” – which means exposing or ridiculing the falseness, sham, or exaggerated claims of something.

The segment appropriately explained that the pesticides & ADHD study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, but could only point to a statistical association.

But that’s not a sham.

In fact, CBS chose to post an AP story with the headline, ” ‘Persuasive’ Pesticide and ADHD Link.”

Perhaps this is really a case of debunking claims of debunking.

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