One of the long time themes of Rabett Run has been how thin the rejectionist bench is, requiring the usual suspects, the Freds, Seitz and Singer, Willie Soon, etc. to cover all bases. Of course Pat Michaels and Chip Knappenberger have set up a small business in fronting. In this, the Tobacco Legacy Archive has been the gift that keeps on giving. POGO, well Paul Thacker landed another one in 2006, Steve Milloy it turns out took over $90K from Phillip Morris when he was working as a science churnalist for FoxNews. Fox News put on its best Casablance imitation when told of this
"Fox News was unaware of Milloy's connection with Philip Morris. Any affiliation he had should have been disclosed."It turns out that Pharma too is in to rent a scientist in a large way, and Paul has found some tracks. UCSF has established a Drug Industry Document Archive.
Eli eagerly awaits a spirited defense of churnalism from the John Flecks, Tom Yulsmans and Keith Kloors of the world