MAINSTREAM NEWS THINKS YOUR STUPID! LIES THAT TOO MUCH VITAMIN D CAUSES PARKINSONS!
The false headlines
Today’s BBC health headline declares, “Parkinson’s linked to vitamin D.”
The implication, of course, is that vitamin D causes Parkinson’s. There’s a word conveniently missing from this BBC headline: “deficiency.” The correct headline should be, “Parkinson’s linked to vitamin D deficiency,” right? But no, that would tell the truth. Instead, BBC editors have decided to remove the word “deficiency” and, in doing so, completely flip the meaning of the headline, making readers believe that taking too much vitamin D might cause Parkinson’s disease. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7666749.stm)
Not to be outdone by the BBC, The Press Association parroted the same loopy logic in their own headline: “Vitamin D ‘link’ to Parkinson’s” (http://ukpress.google.com/article/ALeqM5j_Akl-UbnuEQnQB5nw97eG6mJRsg). Just like the BBC headline, this carefully-phrased headline also implies that vitamin D causes Parkinson’s.
The Craegmoor Healthcare news website in the UK went even further, declaring that sunshine is linked to Parkinson’s! Here’s their headline: “Sunshine linked to Parkinson’s” (http://www.craegmoor.co.uk/news/industry/18828283/sunshine_linked_to_…)
Do they really think readers are so stupid as to believe sunshine exposure causes Parkinson’s disease? They’re apparently willing to print the false headlines and find out.
Composing such obviously-false headlines requires an incredible leap of really bad logic (or a sinister agenda). But mainstream media journalists have had a lot of practice over the years, reporting lies about 9/11, the War on Iraq, vaccines and just about every other contentious topic gullible news consumers have swallowed without a single moment of critical thinking. To become a mainstream media journalist, the first thing you have to do is leave your brain at home. It’s far better to arrive at work with a hollow head that can be filled with nefarious agendas and false facts.
Some of those journalists work at HealthDay news, of course, where today’s headline in the Washington Post hilariously declares, “Parkinson’s Patients More Prone to Vitamin D Deficiency.” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/13/AR200…)
Deceptive headlines are a common practice these days in the mainstream news! Always research for yourself and reach a conclusion on your own.