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Enyart Settles Trademark Infringement Suit With NPR

Bob Enyart, who is a true wingnut’s wingnut, has settled a trademark infringement suit filed by NPR over the name of his radio show. Enyart called his show Real Science Friday and NPR sued him for infringing on their trademark for the Science Friday show. He’s now renamed his show Real Science Radio to settle the case.

Arvada pastor and radio host Bob Enyart changed the name of his talk show about science this month to settle a lawsuit filed by the creators of “Science Friday” on NPR.

Enyart’s newly named “Real Science Radio” program had been called “Real Science Friday,” which led to him being sued in November for trademark infringement and cybersquatting in New York state and federal courts by ScienceFriday Inc.
“Science Friday” representatives said the similarity in names was confusing people and detouring them to Enyart’s website, kgov.com.

“We changed the name of our program to settle the trademark suit,” Enyart told The Denver Post Monday. “It was settled to the satisfaction of all parties. It’s a confidential settlement. That’s all I can say.”

I’ve tangled with Enyart before, long before this blog began. He used to have a TV show on many Christian networks and I called in a time or two. He’s one of those guys who can look into a camera and repeat the most egregious nonsense with total confidence, which is highly appealing to fundamentalist types. He’s incredibly extreme on nearly every issue. He thinks anti-abortion groups like Right to Life are too moderate and squishy.

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  1. says

    He’s one of those guys who can look into a camera and repeat the most egregious nonsense with total confidence, which is highly appealing to fundamentalist types.

    That’s the real function that these guys perform. The hoi poloi hold all sorts of crazy, ignorant ideas, and feel bitter whenever ivory tower elites contradict them on the facts. So having someone who appears to be an authority figure repeat their silly, stupid ideas as if they were serious science feels reassuring to them. “Hey, look! I’m not crazy and stupid! That sciencey looking guy over there affirms all my beliefs!” The more confident and assertive they authority figure appears while insisting that the sky is green and the moon is made of cheese, the better the effect. These guys are selling reassurance, primarily. Just take what people already believe, gussy it up, make it look important and smart, then sell it back to them, together with the warm, fuzzy feeling that even “smart”, “normal” people believe that Jesus rode dinosaurs to the gun range.

  2. iknklast says

    Jesus riding a dinosaur to a gun range – that’s an image that won’t leave me quickly! I’ll be enjoying that vision for weeks. Thanks!

  3. says

    Enyart’s … program had been called “Real Science Friday,” which led to him being sued in November for trademark infringement and cybersquatting in New York state and federal courts by ScienceFriday Inc.

    They should have thrown in a charge of false advertizing too.

  4. No One says

    I admit to pleasure.May this be one of a log series of setbacks for him. I hope he ends up on welfare.

  5. says

    I’ve interacted with Enyart on some homophobic far out Christian lady’s blog some years ago. From what I’ve read of him, he’s had two of his marriages destroyed due to his extreme anti-abortion activism.

  6. John Hinkle says

    Wes:

    Well said. I wonder though, how do these guys know what’s the reassuring thought of the moment? Do they buy into it? Do they have the pulse of their listeners?

    I’m just kinda curious because, well, someday I may get laid off.

  7. baal says

    @No One
    hrm. I may have to start ignoring you.

    “I hope he ends up on welfare.”
    Enyart is a terrible person and merits negative circumstances (I see no reason to doubt Ed on this). I’m not sure I would use being on welfare as a punishment for being a bad person. It’s too close to equating the too and my best neighbors were on welfare for a long time.

    Also, I tend to judge people by the standards of their own words. Your words suggest that I should stop trying to rationally suggest less extreme language from you and instead take to textually imagining bad things happening to you. Maybe something like, “You need to be beaten by a southern school principal until you learn decency.” Let me know if you prefer your use of disagreement or mine.

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