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Categories: Fox News


Fox spreads ‘breakthrough’ claim but no real reporting on peanut allergy treatment


Fox News regurgitates a hot mess from the UK Sun


No original reporting: Fox News story rehashes news release for story on autism and fecal transplants

1 10/6/2016

Classic disease-mongering: Fox News story on Marisa Tomei’s struggle with chronic dry eye


Allergy-fighting toothpaste? Yet another single-source Fox News story that reads like sponsored content


With no apparent news hook, it’s unclear why Fox News is discussing embryo screening

1 3/17/2016

Fox News story on gastric balloon: more superficial news that reads like paid content


Fox News story on air quality device reads like sponsored content


ADHD treatment news via lone anecdote more advertising than journalism

6 1/9/2016

Fox story advertises unproven stem cell therapy for COPD