Friday, December 5, 2008

CNN=FAIL

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/cnn/miles_obrien_to_leave_cnn_network_shutters_science_space_and_tech_unit_102312.asp

As if news media in the US wasn't bad enough, CNN is now beginning to rival FOXNEWS in stupidity with it's great decision to shut down it's science, space, environment and technology unit.

The US is not only one of the most industrialized nations in the world but its also one of the most scientifically illiterate countries in the world. Yeah that's right, fewer than half of Americans know what DNA is, accept the theory of evolution by natural selection, and know how long it takes the Earth to go around the Sun.

(Don't believe me? http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/duncan/17535/
http://judson.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/12/02/back-to-reality/?scp=4&sq=science%20knowledge%20statistics&st=cse
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/02/070218134322.htm)

You'd think that CNN would want to throw MORE effort into science reporting rather than decrease it! Grrrrrrrrrrrr..........................................



Thanks to PZ Myers for first posting this!

1 comment:

Stina said...

There are plenty of science specific news sites online that you can get feeds from through your blog or an external reader. Try Scientific American or Science News.