One-sided reporting is only OK when it presents the "reform" side
I saw Carter over at Point of Law complaining about what he perceives to be a one-side story about toxic chemicals.
Well, if you've got a story about some potential health threat and you want to goose it for maximum impact, there's your formula: Find a scared mother, ignore any balance or opposite side, and call a medical source you can count on to elevate the fears. It's good for a splashy TV news story about, oh, once a month -- and that's just in the Triad region. Imagine the effect on potential litigants and jurors of this kind of reporting spread around the country.
Of course, the "reform" formula has been: "Find a scared doctor/businessman, ignore any balance or opposite side, and call a legal source you can count on the elevate the fears." I'll look for Carter's criticism of the next one-sided story to come out of a "reform" spin machine.