Fascinating that the clear Twitter nutrition consensus is: meat good; sugar, flour and seed oils bad. Yet I’ve never seen a mainstream media article that says the same. The divide between passion-driven Twitter and corporate-driven media appears vast and unbridgeable.
— Brad Lemley (@BradCLemley) June 14, 2019
Where there is a lot of money involved, the media will be (mostly) against the science and best practices for as long as is tenable. Right now large food companies buy a whole lot of advertising. The media, especially in its attenuated state, is not able to resist this onslaught of cash.
For another obvious example of where obviously wrong information is peddled all the time due to monetary incentives is economics (Laffer curve, trickle-down economics, nearly all the rest incl. Kevin Drum’s BS), but that is not nearly the only one.
Money determines truth — or at least “truth.”