TAINTED TRUTH by Cynthia Crossen
The Manipulation of Fact in America

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A seasoned Wall Street Journal editor and reporter takes an unprecedented look at how industry and association studies tend to "prove" whatever bolsters the commercial goals of the sponsoring groups. She offers a telling glimpse of how manufactured truths affect--and endanger--all our lives.
 

About Cynthia Crossen

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Cynthia Crossen has been a reporter and editor at "The Wall Street Journal" since 1983. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and son.
 
Published June 1, 1994 by Simon & Schuster. 272 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Crossen's criticism of data-massaging courtroom experts is valid, as is her warning against drug researchers now beholden to industry, but she shouldn't cite Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park as a source.

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Crossen, a reporter and editor for the Wall Street Journal , asks us to take a hard look at the ``facts''--statistics, surveys and medical studies, among others--which inform our decisions as consumers and as citizens.

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