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Ed Yong vs. a PIO, the sequel

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Ed Yong, courtesy Ed Yong

Ed Yong, courtesy Ed Yong

Long-time Embargo Watch readers — and you reprobates know who you are — may recall a February 2011 post involving science writer Ed Yong and a public information officer (PIO) at the University of Manchester. That episode kicked off with “I think you have all you need for a blog,” and went on from there. Scores of comments later, including many from the PIO, an apology was offered, and accepted.

So all I could think of when I saw a post on Yong’s Facebook page yesterday was, “Ed Yong vs. a PIO, the sequel.” Here’s part of what Yong posted: Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Ivan Oransky

July 31, 2014 at 11:15 am

Posted in Uncategorized