01 May '11, 5pm

Lesson on dangers of politics interfering w/ science: “DSCOVR killed by Cheney” - NASA Insider #science #tech #cdnpoli

Lesson on dangers of politics interfering w/ science: “DSCOVR killed by Cheney” - NASA Insider #science #tech #cdnpoli

I was at NASA, serving under all 9 previous presidents. While some were better and some were worse, there's none as bad as this one.Former colleagues simply say "Are you glad you don't still work here?" Public Information people were career veterans from off the civil service register and not political hacks. (George Deutch's lack of an actual college degree was not noticed! a happenstance not possible with merit hires.) Public information was devoted to agency news, including , research, not to glorifying "Bush vision". Each field station maintained its own web page. The web pages now are considerably restored after the nadir of the Bush reelection era, but may be still subject to central control. Rove figured that Public Information at the agencies was not to inform the public but to publicize the President. See the book "Censoring Science" for a detailed account of the ...

Full article: http://www.desmogblog.com/dscovr-killed-dick-cheney-nasa-...

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