In the comments on my post Somebody Needs to Buy These Media People a Dictionary, it was suggested I contact Good Morning America or ABC about the difference between prevention and early detection. I did, that Friday, and have heard nothing.
Granted, I am a “nobody” to them, with no special knowledge of the story. And they’ve drawn a little fire for their coverage of the Ohio rape verdict, although not as much as CNN, so they might have their hands full right now.
But they could not be more wrong. I am not a nobody with no special knowledge of that story. I am a viewer/consumer, maybe just one consumer, but I obviously have no problems pointing out their failure, and I hope others out there in tumorville who agree with me have no problem spreading the word when the media so blatantly gets it wrong. And no, I don’t have “special” knowledge of cancer, or of words like prevention and early detection. I do have common sense & the ability to read.
Attention all media outlets: stop insulting your audience. I’m holding you accountable.
Attention to those of you who agree with me, send complaints to media stories you know to be wrong, complain on you blog, do what you can. To paraphrase the Beastie Boys, “make some noise if you’re with me”