Today Show Lies About Marijuana DUI

There’s a hot story today about some new research by the American Automobile Association on marijuana in fatal accidents. As usual, media coverage is misleading. The best example of this media abuse comes from Tom Costello and The Today Show, with a headline asserting marijuana is causing a spike in fatal accidents. The AAA study […]

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News Nonsense on Marijuana and DUI

Here’s a classic nonsense story from the mainstream media: NBC – Pot fuels drugged riving deaths. And here’s the quote that shows the stupidity: Cannabinol, a remnant of marijuana, was found in 12.2 percent of those deceased drivers during 2010, (up from 4.2 percent in 1999). Cannabinol is weak. It is a “metabolite” of THC, […]

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Tone-Deaf Media on DUI

The Miami Herald sets a new low in the media being tone-deaf when it comes to DUI stories. On Sunday the Herald had an article headlined DUI arrests down – way down – in Miami Beach. Reporter David Ovalle writes with a negative tone that DUI arrests in Miami Beach have “plunged” from 1300 in […]

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