How a Famous ‘NYT’ Reporter Led the Media Cover-Up of Radiation Dangers | The Nation

8 Sep

But Laurence was keeping a lot to himself. Embedded with the Manhattan Project for months, he was the only reporter who knew about the fallout scare surrounding the Trinity test: scientists in jeeps chasing a radioactive cloud, Geiger counters clicking off the scale, a mule that became paralyzed. Here was the nation’s leading science reporter, severely compromised, not only unable but disinclined to reveal all he knew about the potential hazards of the most important scientific discovery of his time.

This happened half a century ago. But it surely does make you wonder: What’s The New York Times, the so-called paper of record, sitting on now?

via How a Famous ‘NYT’ Reporter Led the Media Cover-Up of Radiation Dangers | The Nation.

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