Mother Jones’ reporter Kiera Butler accused of “journalistic malpractice” and “serious breach of basic reporting ethics”. Report: Jonathan Matthews
Andrew Kimbrell, the public interest attorney who founded the Center for Food Safety, has accused a reporter for Mother Jones of running what is little more than a hit piece on his organisation while trying to rehabilitate the sullied reputation of Peter Daszak, the scientist at the heart of the campaign to stop people taking the SARS-CoV-2 lab leak hypothesis seriously.
Rehashing Monsanto’s script
Kiera Butler has form. In 2017 under the headline A Scientist Didn’t Disclose Important Data—and Let Everyone Believe a Popular Weedkiller Causes Cancer, she rehashed for Mother Jones a Reuters hit piece on IARC scientist Aaron Blair that was later proven to have been directly fed to the Reuters reporter by Monsanto.
Now Butler has run what Andrew Kimbrell describes – in an excoriating letter to Butler (reproduced below) – as a biased agenda-driven piece that seeks to bash GMO critics for raising concerns over what they, like a good number of leading mainstream scientists, regard as reckless research.