Part II of the Latino Times Investigation on the Chicago Tribune Series on Flame Retardants
THE BURNING TRUTH: QUESTIONABLE SCIENCE, THE MEDIA & SPECIAL INTERESTS – Part 2 of 3
When I was a boy in San Diego’s Hispanic Barrio, I walked downtown every day but Sunday pulling a red wagon, bought the San Diego Evening Tribune for 2 cents each, caught a water taxi to U.S. Navy ships (for a nickel) in the harbor and sold out every day at 5 cents a copy, There were three daily newspapers in San Diego then with a population of 300,000 people.
I wanted to be a crusading reporter, a writer just like I saw in the movies; I wanted to be a cocky, snarky reporter ferreting out crooks, murderers and anyone in authority that denied rights of people, of my people especially my fellow Hispanics.
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