Cargo Cult Science in action. Watch it work for children’s car seats.
Freakonomics author find that the seats don’t save lives. New York Times does a review. Researcher confirms the conclusions (and NYT doesn’t publish his letter). Publisher of disproved report writes a letter to the NYT re-asserting their claims and NYT publishes the letter.
Of further interest: The highway commission evidently refused to publish a report that showed (no matter how they twisted the data) that children’s car seats in the 70s were worse than just using a safety belt.