The only substantive qualification in the ad is “broad and deep experience reporting and editing stories on health, medicine and science.” But that’s so vague, it could mean nearly anything. Whoever wrote “13 Amazing Sex Tips From Around The World” for Cosmopolitan would probably be qualified.
Journalists and editors pay lip service to the notion that society needs better science communication, but their actions prove they don’t mean it. Why hire a Ph.D. or a person with a bachelor’s degree in science when it’s cheaper and easier to hire a social media intern who has spent the last few years copying-and-pasting press releases about scary toxins and miracle vegetables?
If you’ve ever wondered why science journalism is so incredibly bad, this is why. (It’s also one reason why we ranked NPR’s science coverage rather poorly.) But it’s not just NPR. It’s almost all of journalism.
Remember, if you aren’t aware of it, Bill Nye is NOT a scientist. His degree is a bachelor’s in engineering. But he’s a lefty and that’s all that counts.
So when the network created his show (with a definite ideological bent), no scientists need apply.
In the eighties, then Senator Teddy Kennedy contacted the leadership of the Soviet Union (active enemy of the USA at the time), offered and gave assistance against his own countries government because he wanted to deny President Ronald Reagan any dipomatic successes that would make it harder for the Democrats to run against him in the 1984 election. That was then.
This is now…
Former Secretary of State and presidential candidate John Kerry is allegedly working hard to insult the Trump administration to Palestinian leaders, according to a recent report from Hebrew Daily in Israel.
Maariv, a local Israeli outlet, reported that Kerry has been using an intermediary named Hussein Agha to relay derisive, anti-Trump messages to the leaders of the Palestinian authority. According to The Jerusalem Post, Kerry asked the Palestinians to “not yield” to Trump’s demands and to “hold on and be strong” in the wake of Trump’s pro-Israel moves in the region. Maariv based their report on an anonymous account from a “senior Palestinian authority official.”
Kerry also hinted that he may run for president in 2020 against Trump, saying he was not much older than Trump.
To a lot of Americans, the stories and the suggestions that a “Deep State” is attempting to run a ‘shadow’ government preventing or undoing all the actions of the legally elected administration of Donald Trump is absurd.
Kerry asked Agha to convey a message to Abbas and ask him to “hold on and be strong.” Tell him, he told Agha, “that he should stay strong in his spirit and play for time, that he will not break and will not yield to President Trump’s demands.” According to Kerry, Trump will not remain in office for a long time. It was reported that within a year there was a good chance that Trump would not be in the White House.
This is treason, Teddy (who resides in Hell) approves.
The British NHS guidelines require…
Biological women who legally define themselves as men will not be routinely scanned for breast and cervical cancer, even if they retain these organs and remain at risk, the National Health Service (NHS) has said.
However, at the same time, biological men who regard themselves as women are being invited for cervical smear tests – even though it is impossible for them to have a cervix – an official guidebook states.
The guidelines, which will put lives at risk and encourage a physically impossible test on non-existent organs, have been introduced to avoid “triggering gender dysphoria” in the transgendered, NHS material indicates.
It’s hard to overstate just how much of the Democrats’ strategy relies on the media covering for them – and just how quickly that strategy falls apart when the media doesn’t play ball.
Fair coverage is a low bar, but it’s important to give credit where credit is due, and so hopefully this isn’t the last time the press follows through on its commitment to put the facts first.
Well, stand on my head and call me shorty! The New York Times telling the truth for a change, even CNN toned down the rhetoric.
At the Hartford Courant, “Cold Wave Puts Pressure On Energy Suppliers“:
Energy industry officials have for years warned that inadequate pipeline capacity limits the amount of natural gas coming into New England during peak demand periods like this one. Several multi-billion-dollar proposals for new pipelines have been blocked or withdrawn in the last two years as a result of financing issues and opposition from environmental and consumer groups.
Herb said the current cold spell’s inadequate gas supply problems have triggered increased demands for heating oil.
If you can afford it, the only way to go is two hot water boilers; one fired by natural gas, the other with fuel oil. Hot water is heat, once it leaves the boiler the same distribution system works for both.
But I wouldn’t mind having this is the basement…
President Trump Earns the Highest Presidential Approval Level of All Time.
And in two weeks it gets worse, the actual increase in their paychecks will be in the hands of the majority of Americans who work, and there are more Americans that work than ever before due to the economic policies of the Trump Administration. The Propaganda arm of the Democratic Party (i.e. the Media) will find it impossible to explain away the truth that will be sitting in the hands of those Americans.
How the Democrats wish there was a way to keep those paychecks out of the hands of those workers. Of course, those core Democratic constituents will remain unaffected by all this; they don’t work.