The Times has once again castigated some public officials for their opposition to fluoridation (“Brickfield strays from fluoride facts to defend his vote,” 21 Sep 2012).
The Times‘ tirade against fluoridation demonstrates the low standards of their editorial page; i.e., it does not take much investigating to determine that fluoridation, pro or con, is not a settled issue (e.g. “The Fluoride Debate Heats Up and Finally Gets Some Media Attention,” 25 Sep 2012 mercola.com).
The Times should curb their rants and be more circumspect in their opinions. As a start, because it is possible that fluoridation, all things considered, may indeed be harmful to the public, The Tampa Bay Times should apologize to the Pinellas County Commissioners they have unfairly maligned.
(Also see “The Tampa Bay Times Editorials“).