CLEARLY FALSE "FACTS"

Although drinking continues to decline on American college campuses, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) incorrectly describes it as a "growing problem," and although so-called binge drinking also continues to drop to new lows, the CSPI falsely asserts that "binge drinking has reached epidemic levels in college communities across the country."

In the same short article, the CSPI contends that "95% of violent crime...on campus is alcohol-related, and alcohol is implicated in 90% of all reported rapes," although these erroneous assertions have been totally discredited in a major and widely-known article by investigative reporter Kathy McNamara-Meis.


Reference:

  • Center for Science in the Public Interest. Ad recklessly promotes binge drinking culture and undermines colleges' struggle to combat excessive drinking. Booze News, Sept. 10, 1999, 1-2; Mc Namara-Mies, K. Burned. Forbes MediaCritic, 1995, 20-24

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