At a time when democracy is threatened by a number of sources and media is a potent remedy or problem, the Madison WI based Center for Media and Democracy could be especially relevant. Their cause seems reasonable, and as an independent academic scientist, consumer and American I applaud some of their efforts.
Sadly, they have targeted me and other scientists for harassment. They have posted pages that use omission, innuendo and inference to portray scientists they wish to defame in a false, negative light.
Their website about me does not mention what I actually do, awards won for teaching/research/outreach excellence, pursuit of opportunities of under-represented students, and my efforts to coach and promote faculty career progression.
Look at the manipulation- the omission, the twisting, the extrapolation. This is what Center for Media and Democracy does to target a scientist they don't want teaching inconvenient science.
I have contacted CMD with kind requests to amend the information for several years. It is something I do now and then. No response from them.
I only posted this again because CMD's web page is being used by anti-vaccine, anti-5G, anti-GMO trolls to attempt to remove me from important conversations.
Take a look below. Here are CMD's wild fabrications and silly extrapolations that time has proven to be false. Let's look at this point-by-point.
Why would anyone trust them? Why would anyone donate to support this?
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