Saturday, 17 February 2007

BBC spreading muck again

This presents a study where it was found that, shock horror, there are lots of bugs in the workplace. What a surprise, I thought the world was completely sterile and that there was no such things as evil little grimey scummy filthy murderous bugs. It's yet another in a long line of lame bits of journalism that points out there are indeed bacteria in our environment. It wouldn't be so bad if they pointed this out in a balanced way, problem is they don't, and they never explain that most bugs are entirely benign. For example the BBC's headline is sensationalist and they only briefly mention the benign nature of these bugs later on in the article, in a slightly devious way in my opinion.

Then at the end of the article:

"The study was commissioned by disinfectant maker Clorox."

Well monkeys, I think the fact that this little study was funded by a company that stands to gain from whipping up hysteria about bugs is pretty damn important! This shouldn't just be mentioned in passing at the end of the article.

Why on earth are the BBC doing this job for companies like Clorox? They are companies that cynically profit from whipping up a paranoid frenzy that convinces people they must kill, kill, kill all those filthy little bugs.

It brings me onto this:

For those of you that don't know MSSA is a standard bug that lives on every human's skin, thus calling it a superbug is an utter lie. Leslie Ash unfortunately developed a complication of an epidural, a standard complication that she had been consented and warned of I may add. She has proceeded to cynically manipulate her situation by rambling on about superbugs when she knows about as much about science as a 3 week old foetus. She has also helped develop this ridiculous handwash ( and stands to profit like Clorox by exploiting the fears of the uneducated and paranoid.

Check this bit at the bottom: "
Watchdog�s Nicky Campbell also confirmed that Matron ��smells quite nice and does not dry your hands out� A major USP of the product." My you've convinced me already, KILL, KILL, KILL!

Is the BBC about to bring out its own range of KILL MSSA handwash?

I wouldn't put it past them. They do keep surprising me by plumbing new depths from week to week.

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