Yesterday, it was the Times with “Experts Revive Debate Over Cellphones and Cancer”. Today, it’s the Journal with “Do Fuel-Saving Gadgets Take You for a Ride?”, which includes this little gem from a gadget maker:
The EPA and FTC “only test the ones that don’t work,” says Louis H. Elwell III, chairman and president of Vortex Fluid Optimizer Corp. The Hattiesburg, Miss., company makes the Vortex Fuel Saver, a system that uses magnets to affect the fuel, air and coolant entering an engine. He says the Vortex uses technology that boosts fuel economy by at least 10%.
Yes, Louis, that’s right, the government only tests the ones that don’t work, because the government wants you to waste fuel, and because it is against magnetism. You see, everyone in science, the EPA, and the FTC is actually in cahoots with Exxon-Mobil to sell more gas. Here at UC-Berkeley, we got $500M from BP, and you know what, all I do now is figure out ways to get people to waste gas. Brilliant!
How does this stuff get into important newspapers?