Conservative journalism and science
takes National Review to task for promoting quackery via the Discovery Institute:
One can only read this and just wonder what is happening to conservative journalism on science when a major magazine like NR keeps recycling the same junk faxed to them by the DI.
John, a few wheels on the National Review cart fell off a while ago. ... Hub Blog and Reader No. 1, who's been MIA lately, have argued before about the state of conservative journalism in general. In the '80s and early '90s, we both loved NR, American Spectator, Commentary etc. But I drifted away when Bill Clinton's election activated some mysterious tribal gene that brought out blatant partisan hackery. I suspect a form of that tribal partisanship is at the root of the DI phenomenon. After all, if liberals believe in X, then Y must be true. Etc., etc. ... Of course, self-preservation funding issues might be playing a role too, as John suggests. ...Update
-- John has more.