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Washington Post prints correction thanks to bed bug activists

April 7, 2008

David Segal’s article in the Washington Post was frustrating on many levels, but most of all because the actual data presented was erroneous and misleading, as I argued in my response to it. Kudos are now due to Renee of NewYorkvsBedbugs.org, who was surely the party responsible for convincing the Washington Post via this campaign […]

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David Segal strikes again, telling WNYC radio bed bugs are getting “hyperbolic coverage”

March 11, 2008

This time Segal speaks with Bob Garfield on WNYC.com’s “On the Media.” You can listen to it, or read a translated-by-a-machine transcript with lots of goofy typos by clicking here. I made my own corrections to the faulty transcript in the excerpts quoted below. In this discussion, David Segal continues the argument he made in […]

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The Washington Post says to ignore the bed bug media hype

February 26, 2008

Three articles on bed bugs appeared today in the Washington Post. One gives a first-person account of what was apparently a not-so-serious bed bug case, and the second shrugs away the problem as a bunch of media hype. “Yes, Tiny, Evil–and in My Bed” is the first, and provides yet another first-person account from a […]

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