Questions about Audubon's 20 birds in decline
Steve Pollick wrote:
Sometimes when an environmental alarm sounds and the ring is hollow, it raises questions about why the button is being pushed.Pollick quoted the research director of Black Swamp Bird Observatory, Mark Shieldcastle, as well as Kenn Kaufman. What do you think of their comments?
Case in point: The National Audubon Society, a seeming pillar of integrity, may be guilty of spinning the facts about the disappearance of some 20 species of common birds in North America.
The society made a big media splash about the disappearances this summer and the mainstream media gobbled it up like a vulture on roadkill. But some veteran students of the birds in these latitudes, and perhaps elsewhere, are saying not so fast. Maybe Audubon is pushing the truth envelope.
Which is not to accuse the organization of unbridled political spin-doctoring, the kind of which the benumbed American public has been overdosed to the point of nausea by the major political parties. But picking facts to reach foregone conclusions, when found out, can tarnish an image that takes a long time to fix.