There is no question major news sources create news to fit political, environmental, cultural or religious agendas. Americans' trust and confidence in mass media "to report the news fully, accurately and fairly" has dropped to an all-time low says The Gallup Poll. Only 32% of Americans polled say they have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the news media. [Gallup.com]
News reporters rolodex of so-called experts to contact on the topic of supplement safety includes the "usual suspects" – Pieter Cohen at Harvard Medical School [JAMA Internal Medicine 2013], Paul Offit MD, and six former FDA commissioners who convened to warn the public against imagined health threats posed by dietary supplements. [Bloomberg News July 15, 2016]
The ACSH disparages dietary supplements
A new supplement antagonist is David Seres of The American Council on Science & Health who says the 1994 Dietary Supplement Health & Education Act of 1994 swept away "all regulations that vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements to prove they are safe and effective prior to marketing."