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Subject: Re: False balance in news stories about overfishing
From: Todd Miller <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 5 Jul 2013 11:51:26 +1000
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Hi,
I didn't visit your blog but I'd just like to add caution to your example
of using fishers and scientists in your email. I wouldn't always assume the
scientists have better or information on a fishery or spp., and I've seen a
lot of advocacy-based research out there that's cause for concern. Also the
concept of 'best available science' is absolute garbage. What if the data
is biased, is that still better than no data?? Some things to consider.

Todd Miller



On Fri, Jul 5, 2013 at 1:14 AM, David Shiffman <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

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> Hello, everyone, and happy 4th of July!
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> I've written a post about "false balance" (usually associated with climate
> change coverage) in news stories covering overfishing. False balance is
> when the media gives equal coverage, and therefore the perception of equal
> validity, to both sides of a story when both sides aren't equally supported
> by facts. In this case, a quote by a commercial fishermen and lobbyist
> claiming that hammerhead populations are healthy was inaccurately portrayed
> as just as valid as the best available scientific data showing that
> populations have been severely depleted.
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> I welcome your feedback, including pointing out other examples of such
> false balance.
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> http://www.southernfriedscience.com/?p=15088
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> Thank you!
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> Sincerely,
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