Bill Maher struck precisely the wrong tone in his recent plea for ‘forgiveness’ for his anti-vax stand — it wasn’t an admission that he had been wrong, it was a rather smarmy, self-righteous claim that he has been the open-minded one who just wants to ask the hard questions . It reminded me of nothing other than the sniffy, sanctimonious tone creationists take when they try to claim they’re just interested in the free exchange of information on both sides of their issue. It’s just another attempt to put crank pseudoscience on a par with real science.
Orac is scathing in his assessment. Maher managed to make himself look even worse on this issue.