Keeping track of stories the press won’t cover helps maintain one’s grip on reality, but people who complain about spiked stories don’t always have the firmest grip themselves. Here though are some items that seem believable:
- John Lott complains that the press simply won’t cover defensive gun use.
- Wesley J. Smith complains the mainstream media routinely ignores promising news about adult stem cell research (it doesn’t make pro-lifers look bad).
- Rian Malan (in The Spectator) says the estimates of AIDS incidence in Africa are grossly inflated. The world’s most politicized disease continues its career.