April 26, 2006

Colby Cosh fails to Bingo on DDT, malaria

Feeling fairly piqued, I ran Colby Cosh's fairly irresponsible drive-by on Rick Reilly through Tim Lambert's "DDT ban myth bingo:" I counted 6 out of 16 myths in one paragraph, but unfortunately he didn't get four in a row. Better luck next time, Colb!

Seriously, it's perfectly easy (and fun!) to denounce celebrity shilling without leaning on semi-junk science to do it.

Posted by BruceR at 10:30 AM

BruceR in print: second thoughts on Friscolanti

Just wanted to mention before it disappears from the stands entirely that my review of Michael Friscolanti's "Friendly Fire," on the death of four Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan in 2002, was in the April issue of Literary Review of Canada.

I know I criticized Mr. Friscolanti during the period of his actual coverage of the story for the National Post a fair bit, but I do feel obliged to mention that he sent me a very nice letter after reading my review. I have the impression that he really grew as a military correspondent and writer over the course of the coverage and this book: I look forward to reading his future works.

Posted by BruceR at 09:56 AM