Skeptical story in today's USA TODAY
Check out USA today - page 8D. It includes a good plug for the
Philadelphia Skeptics group and my web page (which is getting plenty
of extra hits). The story is the first major media coverage of
Dennis Lee's 12 year history of raising money for free electricity
machines (always promised in about 2 months).
I would like to thank a number of other skeptics and local
skeptics groups who helped work with local press all across the
country to air the story. A network of people in cyber space has
investigated Dennis's traveling show and been very successful
getting local press to pick it up. Journalists seem to really
appreciate people who can fast track them on a story
and offer the scientific point of view. The story has some
great quotes from Bob Park, a few "recovered" former associates
of Dennis and an attorney general. Anita Manning (copied) gave a
well rounded accurate account.
I encourage my fellow skeptics to trade story ideas with other
local skeptics groups and to feel free to do the media a favor
by pointing out stories of interest. You easily get email addresses
of TV stations by city and state from:
And you can find most local newspapers from:
I believe Good Morning America will do the story on Friday.
Again, I appreciate the many people who have helped out on this.
Eric Krieg eric@...