media myths

Sal - posted on 09/29/2011 ( 22 moms have responded )

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the debates about vaccination causing autism got me thinking how complete myths become fact in the media, another one that comes to mind is the white tail spider bite causing huge sores, i was stunned when i heard an expert explain how it was completly wrong....
what media myths have you heard about???

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Johnny - posted on 09/29/2011

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Jodi - posted on 09/29/2011

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Actually, I am going to add, every celebrity story they ever publish. Even half the ones where they report they are dead.

Jodi - posted on 09/29/2011

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Angelina and Brad are splitting up.....isn't that one published every week or something?

Jenni - posted on 09/29/2011

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Y2K, Killer Bees swarming North America (I think they were suppose to reach Canada about 10 years ago? lol), wars in the Middle East, Universal Health Care is bad!, War of the Worlds, anything to do with Aliens, UFO's, Big Foot, Loch Ness Monster, 2012, duct tape will keep you safe from a Nuclear Holocaust, crouching under your desk with your hands over your head will keep you safe from a Nuclear Holocaust, humanity is more violent than in the past.

Stifler's - posted on 09/29/2011

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anything about "kids these days are having sex younger" and that porn sites "just pop up when you type in innocent words' ... yeah right. Kids always knew about sex when I was at school and pretended to have sex and knew about blow jobs and condoms.

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Stifler's - posted on 09/29/2011

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There's "more" bullying than the past. And yes, every week a new food causes cancer and there is a new list of 'SUPERFOODS' that make you lose weight when you eat them.

Tania - posted on 09/29/2011

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H1N1, Y2K, 2012. Oh and that sugar makes you hyper and causes diabetes....UGH!

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My favorite is that you lose most of your body heat in the winter through your head. Totally not true. That myth is repeated every winter in Michigan. You will lose heat through any part of your body that isn't covered; the army studies that that myth resulted from involved soldier who weren't wearing hats. Duh!!

Becky - posted on 09/29/2011

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Emma, I have had porn sites show up when I typed in innocent words. I was searching for sites on parenting teenagers at work several years back and got a porn site. And I couldn't get the darn thing off my computer! I had to turn my computer off, but not before some of my coworkers saw it. It became quite the joke around the office!

Tracey - posted on 09/29/2011

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That a new illness is going to cause millions of deaths worldwide in the next few weeks and scientists can't cure it.

That every food you eat or medication you take will kill you or raise your risk of a serious medical condition.

That politicians are good honest people whose sole concern is the well being of their voters, that they are faithful to their partners and would never think of taking a bribe or acting dishonestly.

Jenni - posted on 09/29/2011

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People were 'looting' in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Ok, I'm sure some were. We seen the video of the dudes stealing a big screen tv. But then they showed people stealing bread and food to survive and called it looting when they weren't doing a damn thing to help these people until long after the fact. So yeah, I think the right word is that they "embellished" it quite a bit.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/29/2011

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Yeah, I have my moments of believing the moon landing happened, and moments of complete disbelief.

Jenni - posted on 09/29/2011

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Oh I was way off... December 21st 2012. So we still another 15 months to party it up! Woot woot!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/29/2011

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2012 is gonna be a fun one. What month does the Myan calender end?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/29/2011

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I know, you just cannot win. If they would honestly keep it as close to nature as possible, we would only have to worry about pesticides, and carcinogens in the ground....oh don't forget e coli from the people not washing their hands after they wipe their asses and go pick the food.!

Sal - posted on 09/29/2011

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thats so true, by the time i get my pantry wnd fridge free of the latest cancer causing foods i am left with a whole menu of adhd alzimers or ibs inducing ingredents...

~♥Little Miss - posted on 09/29/2011

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Well, I do believe kids are having sex younger now a days. There is no innocence any more. Not sure if I can think of media myths....just the fact that one day chocolate is good for you, the next day it is bad kind of a thing. Everything changes constantly on the healthy food perspective and it drives me batty. Moderation is the key.

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