This took way too long:
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The must-not-be-named individual that has paid such a terrible price for this is Dr. Kevin Folta.
…if receiving email from Monsanto destroys scientists’ credibility, same goes for journalists receiving emails from anti-#GMO orgs
…seems to me arguments @cgseife makes in favor of transparency apply to journalists as much, if not more so, than scientists
…also think @tomphilpott, who is as much advocate as journalist, should disclose all emails he’s received from anti-#GMO organizations
It is so obvious that media has a double standard. The light bulb went off in my head when I read Michael’s tweets: “Why isn’t this symmetric?”