Issue Date: August 18, 2008
I have no objection when an unbiased column describes the positions of Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain on issues that concern the chemical industry. However, I am disturbed when an article is published with the title, “Industry Money Flows to McCain” (C&EN, July 21, page 35).
With this title, I would have expected that the amounts given to Sen. McCain were in the millions, instead of only $250,000—sufficient to fund a single researcher for one year. Surely, the heading should have been that Sen. McCain, although favored by the chemical industry in campaign donations, received only a small amount, albeit larger than those to Sen. Obama.
Silver Spring, Md.
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