Fox News Unreliable Source Essay
Furthermore, David Boylan Fox News station manager states “we paid three billion for these stations, and we will decide what the news is” (Arke). Steve Wilson and Jane Akre, a husband and wife investigative reporting team at WTVT, Fox’s Tampa Bay affiliate, thought they had a powerful story about the supermarkets in Florida selling milk produced with rBGH, a synthetic growth hormone developed by Monsanto that boosts milk production. As a result, the over production of milk causes infections in cows requiring increased use of antibiotics. Antibiotic residue found in milk because of inadequate monitoring. Scientists believe that rBGH boosted milk contains heighten levels of IGF-1, a hormone associated with breast, prostrate, and colon cancers. Samuel S. Epstein professor of environmental medicine at the University of Illinois is an expert in the field of artificial hormone rBGH; he has written several articles on this subject and books. One of his books named Seeds of Deception (Epstein).
It is, vital for consumers around the country to know the facts, but the story never aired, and Wilson and Akre are out of a job