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Bed bugs on CBS, Fox: news media getting smarter

September 14, 2010

The news media seems to be doing a better job overall of getting the bed bug story right. Today, there was a nice spot on Fox NY. It featured Dr. Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann (of Cornell University, the New York State Integrated Pest Management program, and the NYC Bed Bug Advisory Board), and Dr. Louis Sorkin (of […]

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Fox NY claims it became infested with bed bugs “a few weeks ago”; tipster tells Gawker they fired employee who brought them in

March 18, 2008

Someone claimed there were bed bugs in the VIP couch at Fox News’s Manhattan studios in November of 2006. After we followed up, the source claimed she was told this by a Fox producer. That sounded plausible enough, but still, just a rumor. Then, a year later, in November 2007, someone else claimed there were […]

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Toronto Star: Within five years, bedbugs will be more common than mice, roaches, carpenter ants”

October 11, 2006

Now we’re getting somewhere. For years, when they mentioned bed bugs at all, which was rarely, the press was talking about people with bed bug infestations needing to do some laundry, throw out a mattress, maybe move. (All insufficient and/or not helpful, as we know.) Some news outlets are still at this level. Their refrain: […]

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