[Check out this selection of questions from alarmist Randy Olson]:
RO: Okay, so let’s start with this — do you have doubts about President Obama’s birth certificate?
RO: Would you vote for Sarah Palin for president?
RO: Are you an anti-evolutionist?
RO: So who funds you?
RO: There are literally hundreds of celebrities on the global warming bandwagon. Are they all mis-informed? And why don’t you have any celebrities on the skeptics side?
RO: Last question. So you don’t feel that you’re anti-science?
Can you imagine an interview of, say, James Hansen that asked things like
- Do you have any doubts about the Bush National Guard memo’s publicized by Dan Rather?
- Would you vote for Ralph Nader for president?
- Are you an atheist?
- Who funds you?
- Are you willing to defend every statement Harrison Ford has made about global warming?
- Don’t you feel like you are anti-freedom?
The asymmetry of how skeptics are treated in the media is startling.