The American Reporter's San Pedro-based media correspondent, Robert Gelfand, praises recent L.A. Times stories on Ford's defense tactics in liability cases (by Myron Levin) and on drug companies striving to keep the additive PPA in cold remedies and diet pills despite evidence that it was causing hemorraghic strokes (by Kevin Sack and Alicia Mundy.)
If the mass media are evolving into an oligarchy of corporate self-interest, somebody forgot to tell the Los Angeles Times this week, as it exposed misconduct by Ford Motor Co. and by major drug manufacturers...
These stories (in the March 28 Sunday edition) show what journalism is supposed to be. In so doing, they educate us as to some of the reality behind products liability litigation.
The PPA story, "Dose of Denial," is getting a push as a special report on the LAT website.