Almost exactly two years ago I wrote two posts regarding how the Chicago Tribune was allowing non-factual gibberish to be published under its masthead thru the online in house blog of Julie Deardorff, and how it was abdicating its journalistic responsibility. I was afraid at the time that this was to be indicative of what would pass for "investigative journalism" at mainstream, formerly powerhouse, papers (and other media outlets).
I must say that I am impressed with the quality and consistency of these articles. No false balancing of legitimate science with BS pseudoscience. No confusing association of two events with causation. Just a thorough investigation of the underlying science, and painstaking digging through all of the "scientific sounding" but totally bogus claims of those out there that would fleece desperate parents out of their time and money.
If these two reporters keep up such great work, we just might see the rise of mainstream newspapers again.
Me- Joe, husband of a great wife, and dad to two great kids, who were both adopted at birth.
Liz- My ever understanding wife, who manages to wear many hats (mom, advocate, therapist, teacher) for our kids.
Buddy Boy- Born in 2000. Funny, intelligent, inventive, and autistic. Loves machines.
Sweet Pea- Born in 2002. Typical little sister. Competitive, outgoing, and smart. Loves anything pink.