Media Lens :: View topic – ALL SMOKE, NO FIRE – THE NATIONAL JOURNAL SMEARS THE LANCET:
Have you heard about the “discrediting” of the Iraq mortality reports published in the Lancet? I heard about it on NPR. One of the “discreditors” was interviewed and his conclusions were not questioned.
You see, the conservative National Journal published an article showing that the study was largely funded by a group sponsored by George Soros, who has been a vocal critic of George Bush.
They conclude that therefore the study must have been a made-up anti-Bush hit piece.
However, the NJ reporters were informed, before they went to press, of the fact that the Lancet studies were not commissioned by the Soros group. Their financial support was indirect (through MIT), started late in the project, and the researchers themselves were never informed of it. Indeed, Soros is not likely to have
So the reporters from the National Journal must have concluded that the mortality researchers used precognition, clairvoyance, and telepathy to find out that there would, in the future, be money which indirectly originated with a vocal supporter of George Bush, used to publicize their research reports.
Those psychic premonitions must have influenced them to fake their results, so as to make them something that the Soros-sponsored organization wanted to publicize.
I understand Tarot cards have not been ruled out either. Those Lancet researchers are a wily bunch.
Good thing we have conservative journals to ferret this psychic foolery out, and the mainstream media to widely, and uncritically, publicize the conservative journal’s conclusions.