16 Oct '11, 10pm

Is John Tierney a worse science writer than Gregg Easterbrook? Must we choose?

Science blogger extraordinaire Tim Lambert (aka Deltoid) has called me out. I wrote : Tierney is easily the worst science writer at any major media outlet in the country . Pretty much every energy or climate piece he writes is riddled with errors and far-right ideology, including this one. Lambert writes that he “must, however, disagree with one of Romm’s points”: The second sentence is correct , but what about Gregg Easterbrook ? I do realize that Tierney cites Easterbrook as a scientific authority , so his Easterbrook number is 1, but Easterbrooks’s Easterbrook number is zero. I cannot argue with the assertion that Gregg Edmund Easterbrook (GEE) is one of the leading anti-scientific writers . And I must agree with Wonk Room, which recently documented “Brookings Science ‘Expert’ Doesn’t Understand Basic Science .” But first, I am going to claim victory on a technicality. ...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/Why-does-NYT-keep-Tierney

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