Monday, March 14, 2011

Not News

Yesterday, Milenio had a front page piece titled, "In six years, the use of cocaine doubles and marijuana goes up 50 percent". The data fueling the piece came from the 2008 National Survey on Addiction, so we've known about if for almost three years at this point, and it's also rather dated (perhaps cocaine usage has spiked by another 400 percent since). It would be nice if we could retire that survey as a font of news stories. It is a valuable source of info, but then again, so is the dictionary, which likewise lacks newsworthy content.

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