Science and the Media

Something a little different this week: today I want to share a video from one of my favorite comedians- the great John Oliver- which gives great insight into the murky gray area where science, politics, and the media often overlap. It examines topics like ethical science, sensationalism, and the dangers of using cherrypicked “science” to justify opinions. Get ready for 20 minutes of informative entertainment! (Yes, it’s an old video, but quite frankly the problems detailed in this segment haven’t improved- so it’s still extremely relevant today.)

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