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Why Is Fox Nation Continuing To Attack John Holdren?

Reported by Priscilla - July 16, 2009 -

Today marks the third time that Fox Nation has done a lede story attacking John Holdren, Barack Obama's science advisor. Today's lede (still with Catharine the Great's crown) has "Crackpot 'Science Czar's' Scary 'Population Control' Theories!" which links to conservative David Freddoso's article in the conservative Washington Examiner. It's apparent that Fox Nation, once again, defined the topic ('Scary") for the readers (?) as the title of Fredosso's article is "Obama's Science Czar: Traditional family is obsolete, punish large families." What is up with this obsession over something written over 30 years ago? Three articles, in one week, sourced from authors who agree with whatever it is that Fox Nation is peddling. Nothing from the reality based scientific community. One thing is for sure - Fox Nation is not abiding by it's Mission Statement about non bias!

I do wonder if this is all about getting the peasants with pitchforks all riled up about pending health care legislation; as the blog discussion seems to focus on "scary" rationing of health care. Beyond the personal attacks on Obama and Holdren (compared to a Nazi doctor - I think!) there really doesn't seem to be a percentage in this other than conspiritorial fearmongering (big with the black helicopter crowd and Glenn Beck). And that begs another question - why are conservatives always scared? One thing is for sure - Fox Nation is pushing the "fear factor!"