People with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) called him on it back in February. He and his producer ignored their calls, letters and faxes--and then repeated the misinformation on a subsequent broadcast. Not until the NYT recently ran an article about EWG's complaints did ABC take action, suspending the producer for a month and forcing Stossel to offer a correction on tonight's "20/20" broadcast. But is that enough?
Click here to read our op ad in which we call on ABC to take stronger action. http://www.tompaine.com/opad/
Click here to read the full story by EWG's Kent Cook. http://www.tompaine.com/features/2000/08/10/index.html
John Stossel has a history of making mistakes that serve his ideological agenda. Click here to read about some other examples as profiled by the non-profit media watchdog, FAIR: http://www.tompaine.com/features/2000/08/10/16.html