Eating a chocolate bar daily can help you lose weight? Sorry, that study was a sweet lie — part of an elaborate hoax to school the news media about proper nutrition science journalism. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto The Salt Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science May 28, 2015 A lot of junk nutrition science gets reported in the media. It's a big problem. But did a science journalist's elaborate hoax to expose the crisis go too far?