Power is not sufficient evidence of truth.

- Samuel Johnson

Politics, Death & Global Warming

What happens when someone who has made a significant cultural impact dies after challenging the "acceptance" of global warming? It is as if they never existed:

[Michael] Crichton, 66, died the day of the U.S. presidential elections, so news coverage of his passing was muted. That’s understandable given the gravity of the election - and its historical implications.

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Check out Time magazine’s recent tribute-heavy edition, dedicated in part to remembering the big names who left us in 2008. You won’t find a mention of Crichton. The same holds true for the magazine’s separate Year in Review issue. Nothing.

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So why did so many major media outlets treat him with so little respect? Could his views on global warming have cooled journalists’ interest in giving him a fair send off?
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Disgusting? There must be a more appropriate word.

Group think is one of the reasons the print media is so rapidly putting itself out of business.

posted at 13:38:13 on 01/08/09 by clearpolitics - Category: Entertaining - [Permalink]

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