R.I.P. Science and Journalism.

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    In my lifetime, I have seen the death of two honorable professions; science and journalism.

    Growing up, I was taught that the free press was objective and impartial. Up until recently, I didn't see any evidence to the contrary, perhaps i was naive but I don't think so. Now, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, The Tribunce Corporation and almost every single news source not connected to FOX is a wholely owned subsidiary of the Democrat party. FOX of course is a wholely owned subsidiary of the GOP. This election Obama will have to run against whomever the GOP nominee is, but the GOP nominee will have to run against Obama, the mainstrwam media, all of the newspapers and magazines in the US, and against Hollywood. All of them are solidly in Obama's camp and determined to get him re-elected.

    R.I.P. Journalism.

    Science used to also be impartial. "Just the facts ma'am!" like they said on Dragnet. Now of course scientists are for sale. They are hired by either corporations or political interest groups to use science to prove whatever benifits the entity paying the bills, wether it's government (climate change), corporations (too many things to count) or even Creation Science). Just google Creation Science and see how many scientists support creationism.

    R.I.P. Science.
     
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    Cry me a river, bitch.

    How can something you never believed in die?
     
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    I don't know if those industries have died, but certainly both have fallen prey to intense politicism. It is difficult to gain consensus on science when there are cottage industries on both sides determined to deny such consensus when there are policy implications.

    Meanwhile, the scientific community continues to work towards consensus on a wide range of issues that do not have policy implications. It rarely achieves that consensus, but over time certain theories are confirmed to be true and others are tossed aside.
     
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    I thought the Democrats were all about civility? Oh, excuse me, that's only after one of theirs catches a cranial ventilation. If Newt, Mitt, Michelle, or Sarah should catch one, they'd be waxing ecstatic for months.
     
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    When was science impartial? Back when the cigarette companies were paying scientists to tell everyone that smoking was just dandy?
     
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    It's been impartial for a long time. And when it is not, it's corrected.

    Accepting misconduct simply because isolated incidents happened in the past is beyond ridiculous.
     
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    Oh c'mon with this lefty media bias b.s. Time ran all those Obama covers last election go-round because he's just such a handsome devil.
     
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    You mean like the OP is doing? Okay...
     
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    The OP is not accepting scientific misconduct.
     
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    So you are trying to tell me what i believe and don't believe?

    You have nothing, go away.
     

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