24 May '11, 3pm

Wall Street Journal's James Taranto equates science with religion

We see Taranto a deal in Murdoch’s ‘The Fundament’ (’The fundamental orifice of the Nation’) and, in my opinion, he’s a Rightwing zealot long lost in the gloomy forest of fanaticism. Wherein he was bitten by a hairy spider whose venom set him capering, leaping and gibbering, a condition now known as ‘Tarantism’, or in the vernacular ‘Trying to get Rupert’s attention and a nice little pat on the head’, The very rapid onset of weather disasters, crop failures and unambiguous evidence of rapid climate change has the denialist Right spooked. You can see it in the increasing hysteria of their propaganda. This stuff is, literally, deranged, but expect to see more like it. The Right, so long dominant in the West, so used to getting their way, raking in money, destroying unions, keeping their boot on the throat of the lower and middle classes, destroying little countries that don’...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/24/wall-street-journal...

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