Come on, Allison, is this really the best you can do?

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According to her Yahoo7 Lifestyle profile, “Allison [Yee] is all about health, fitness” and so forth, but apparently, she’s not all about in-depth journalism – as evidenced in her post, You won’t believe what Pete Evans wants to ban. Allison, if you’re going to mention a book and attach to it negative connotations, you should make the minimal effort to read it yourself and provide an original viewpoint (or at least gather some balanced external analysis of the text).

Okay, we all know Pete Evans is a genuine off-the-reservation crackpot, but don’t let that deter you. You should be made aware that the book which he and you have mentioned – i.e. The Case Against Fluoride – refers extensively to the scientific literature and makes detailed arguments against the practice of water fluoridation. Perhaps you should independently examine these arguments before automatically dismissing the text. At the very least, you could make the effort to view this presentation by the lead author.

By the way, great work on the free advertising for the book. Hopefully your readers will get themselves a copy and read it out of curiosity, following your efforts to make them aware of it. Whilst you haven’t contributed from a journalistic standpoint, at least you have drawn some attention to the debate. Or perhaps this was your intention all along? 😉

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Author: AFA Mildura

Administrator, Anti-Fluoridation Association of Mildura

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