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CNN's Christiane Amanpour has a unique relationship with reality.

While she has made a very big deal of her adherence to the truth and nothing but the truth, the matter is a bit more complicated: Ms. Amanpour is an incredibly intelligent person who paints highly distorted views of the world -- mostly by selectively providing or withholding facts -- and presents them as objective journalism.

Most of her biases are political and therefore of no interest to us. However, a recent segment on Ms. Amanpour's TV program about the Flint water crisis was so incredibly misleading, that a corrective is in order.

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You would think with all the regulations we have regarding water safety in our nation, dating back at least as far as the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1974, the situation in Flint, Michigan would have been nipped in the bud well before it came to public awareness almost two years ago. Yet the lead pollution in the water in this relatively poor and minority-heavy community continued under the very noses of both state and federal regulators. This was an unacceptable violation of public health parameters at every level of government....

Flame RetardantsWhere would one normally expect to find such a sensational story:

What could be worse than getting a bag of coal for Christmas? A bag full of toxic chemicals, health groups say. A new report from HealthyStuff.org finds toxic chemicals in many of the popular Christmas decorations like Santa Clause [sic] hats, Christmas lights, stockings, and wreaths that were tested.

We here at ACSH would expect such alarmist drivel from many an urban...

Pregnant!A survey sent to thousands of regional Ob-Gyns by a group from the Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California-San Francisco revealed an intense lack of concern among those specialists about environmental chemicals as impacting their pregnant patients.

The authors, led by Dr. Naomi E. Stotland, sent out a 64-question survey to over 20,000 California FACOGs (Fellows of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists), and got usable responses...

135524151In the culmination of a five-week trial, California s Judge Brick ruled that health warnings would not be necessary on various fruit and vegetable products, 100% juices and baby foods, from companies including Del Monte, Dole, Gerber, Hain-Ãelestial, J.M. Smucker, Seneca Foods and Welch s. The demand for such...