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Episode 288: Media and a machination of the mind – PART II

In episode 288, James and Mike continue discussing their experiences evaluating and interacting with the media. We talk about a few examples of spin – UKPDS spin, Dr Oz/The Doctors spin and so on. At the end we quote Jon Stewart who said “The best defence against bullshit is vigilance. So if you smell something, say something.” We implore you to not complain about the media, but rather become the media by writing and publishing.

Show notes

1) Press Releases by Academic Medical Centers: Not So Academic?

Ann Intern Med 2009;150:613-18

2) Seeing what you want to see in randomised controlled trials: versions and perversions of UKPDS data. United Kingdom prospective diabetes study.

BMJ 2000;320:1720-3

3) Televised medical talk shows -what they recommend and the evidence to support their recommendations: a prospective observational study

Brit Med J 2014;349:g7346 doi: 10.1136/bmj.g7346

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