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Friday, June 02, 2006

Who Cares About The Facts?

In a particularly egregious example of bias trumping truth, the BBC (in both news stories and links on its web site) is still reporting the embryonic stem cell research conducted by the South Korean team of scientists led by Hwang Woo-suk as valid, despite the international headlines which have broadcast those findings as being completely fraudulent and falsified.

For instance, in a recent article criticizing members of the U.S. Congress for voting against funding embryonic stem cell research, the BBC includes a sidebar graphic detailing advances in stem cell research over the years -- and last two bullet points include a 2004 notation saying "South Korean scientists clone 30 human embryos and develop them over several days" and a 2005 note claiming "Korean team develops stem cells tailored to match individual patients."

The BBC is also guilty yet repeating the erroneous research claims in a list of related news articles.
I encourage all pro-lifers to contact the BBC and urge them to revise their news stories and links to accurately cover the falsification of embryonic stem cell research advances. You can send feedback via their website here.


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