Who Needs SNL’s Weekend Update When You’ve Got the AP?
Perhaps trying to justify how it spent the last 5 months, the AP follows up its throw-up-your-hands-to-the-skies “exposé” of trace-trace-trace pharmaceuticals in drinking water by reporting the reactions to its story. “Test it, study it, figure out how to clean it—but still drink it,” is how the AP begins its follow-up. Did the AP—perhaps now substituting alcohol for all of its drinking water—expect that we would or should avoid consuming water on the basis of its arguably useless report?
“There is no wisdom in avoidance,” advised one Washington-based environmental lawyer as quoted by the AP. No freekin’ shit, Sherlock. Whatever risks may be posed by drinking infinitesimal amounts of pharmaceuticals—and nobody knows if there are any—lack of water will kill in no time. Trust me. They teach that stuff in medical school.
The AP water story reminds me of those ridiculous signs in
Next thing you know the AP’s going to tell me that saliva causes cancer, but only if swallowed in small quantities over an extended period of time. No wait.