PZ Myers just posted approvingly about an ABC News report on the visit of him and a bunch of other non-deranged people to some Creationism Museum or some such shit:
Our visit to the Creation “Museum” is being reported on ABC News now — not a bad report by a reporter who was actually there.
No, the article sucks motherfucking shit, and is evidence for the complete utter degeneracy of “journalism” in the United States.
A real journalist assesses the claims made by two parties to a dispute or controversy and attempts to determine who is right, and who is wrong. This is the role explicitly envisioned for the Press by the Founders of the United States. It was considered an absolutely essential element of a functional constitutional republic.
This article, conversely, is typical “while some say…, others say…” lazy, craven, corporatist, infortainment bullshit churned out by motherfucking asskissing douchebags who care about nothing other than pleasing their corporate masters and sucking up to celebrities, politicians, and other sources of power.
A real journalist would have investigated the respective claims of the dumbfuck museum and PZ’s band of skeptics and DRAWN A CONCLUSION ABOUT WHO HAS THE BETTER CLAIM! That is what journalists are supposed to motherfucking do!
It is because of their complete total abdication of their professional ethics that the press of the United States bear major responsibility for horrible bad shit like the Iraq war, the Bush/Cheney near-dictatorial power grab, the destruction of health care reform, and a fuckton of other horrible corporate/fascist shit that is going on in this country. Fucking scumbags.
Yeah, it’s nice that the reporter didn’t characterize you and your compatriots as “evil vicious shrill hateful angry puppy-torturing kitten-braising atheist berserkers”, but c’mon PZ.