Hi Prerna,

I am not publishing your cancer/obesity news on TJ today. Among other reasons, the chief reason is how you have distorted news facts in the news.

This is what the original source tells me:

The statistic also showed that, of all cancers attributable to an excess BMI, only three types accounted for more than 65 percent of the new cases. Out of the 124,000 new cases, 33,421 were of endometrial cancer, 27,770 of post-menopausal cancer, and 23,730 of colorectal cancer.

This is what you wrote:

According to the research, there were 33,421 endometrial cancers, 27,770 post-menopausal breast cancers, and 23,730 colorectal cancers, and 65 percent of all these were attributed to be caused due to obesity.

This is what you sent after ‘correcting’ yourself:

According to the research, out of 124,000 cancers caused in year 2008,there were 33,421 endometrial cancers, 27,770 post-menopausal breast cancers, 23,730 colorectal cancers and 65 per cent of all these were attributed to be caused due to obesity.

This is still wrong. It is clear to me you don’t understand the news before writing your copies.

Credibility is the hallmark of a journalist. We, in the media, are nothing if we are not credible. A doctor can afford not being credible. An engineer or an MBA can afford not being credible. But not a journalist!

You do it all the time. I cannot trust your word myself. Now how do I expect our readers to rely on your word?

Kindly learn from this communication.

Harpreet Bhagrath