The Cecil company's statement described the coverage as "sensational and misleading" and said the newspaper "mischaracterized a minor deviation from an internal Mylan procedure, creating the false appearance of significant quality and regulatory issues." (P-G, Team Effort)
Maybe if we need anything it's a legal defense foundation for media that draws lawsuits from folks who feel wounded by ungenerous characterizations and perspectives.
As the P-G was being celebrated by several in our blogosphere for writing a hard-hitting investigatory piece on Mylan Inc, I thought to myself, "Well, that's great -- but the subject was a safely out-of-town company and a non-advertiser with little political or cultural clout around here." Seems even that is too risky.
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