This Is Hype. This Is What Happens To Reporters On Hype.

Over at Slate, media watchdog Jack Shaeffer blasts AP and pretty much everyone else for failing to dig into claims about a worrisome -- and hype-friendly topic: methamphetamine addiction. "Nowhere does the myth of the adversary press break down more often than on the illicit-drug beat, where most government press releases receive only a gentle rewrite before publication," writes Shaeffer (Methamphetamine Propaganda). Of course, that never happens on the education beat -- does it.

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