From Pine View Farm

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Too Confusing for Fox News 4

The amount of dumb-stupid it takes not to be able to understand Bill Nye is mind-numbing.

It’s not a reflection on the host. He’s doing his job, following the Fox party line, and dumb-stupid is the only weapon they have.

Via C&L.



  1. George

    September 1, 2011 at 11:25 am

    This was painful to watch. How can MSNBC host a debate with the GOP Presidential hopefuls? You can’t debate people who “reason” like this. It doesn’t go anywhere unless the referee of the debate is willing to throw the people who defy the rules, dodge questions and attack reason out of the room. And then tell the audience, “We tossed them out of the room because the science on this matter is settled. And they have no response so this is over.”

  2. Frank

    September 1, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Part of the problem is that sane reporters and commentators refuse to call out the lies and insanity.  Instead, they go all over “some-say-and-on-the-other-hand-others-say.”  I don’t know whether they are afraid to call them out or too ignorant to do so.

    Will bunch thinks it’s because the punditocracy values the wrong things.


  3. George

    September 1, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    There’s a lot to that argument. I see it on MSNBC. Superficially, the evening shows have been repositioned with hosts and regulars who deliver for the liberal audience. But primarily what they’re about is always appearing “savvy.” Everyone drips it. And while I’m a liberal I find it fairly odious because while they laugh and sneer at whatever some GOP psychopathic presidential candidate or Congressman has said that’s made the most news of the day, they laugh too much. I never see any genuine outrage, just twinkling eyes, laughter and big smiles at how bright they are for pointing it out in such nice language. Which makes it, I’m ashamed to say, a guilty pleasure to listen to nasty and stupid thugs every once awhile.

  4. Frank

    September 1, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I have completely abandoned television news.  The superficiality and sensationalism are most of the reason.  The other part is 20 seconds for a 20-minute story and Kardashians.
    I read my paper (a shadow of its former self, but it at least is on the radar of sane); cruise internet news sites, such as the Guardian and various newspaper sites; listen to the Diane Rehm Show, Radio Times, Fresh Air when it’s not the book or movie of the week, and Harry Shearer’s Le Show via podcast; and sample the blogs I trust to be sane.  
    In this house, television is a couple of DVRed hours every evening of NCIS, Bones, Risolli and Isles, and Masterpiece Mystery.   In other words, fluff.
    Fluff is what television does best.
    Indeed, one could say that television news is the domain of fluffers.