Wingnuts Reject Science (Again)

Sometimes I wake up, have some coffee, load up Tweetdeck to check Twitter, and discover that all the wingnuts are chattering excitedly about a crushing new post by someone that really puts me in my place, smacks me down, and destroys the last shreds of my credibility. Seems to happen every few days.

They’ve used that “last shreds” line dozens of times; where do these shreds keep coming from?

Today’s incredibly lame credibility-shredding post appears at the website of Patterico: Charles Johnson Shreds the Last of his Credibility Discussing the Stewart Rally.

It was intellectual dishonesty, for instance in the controversy when Barack Obama bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia. First he posted video that supposedly showed that “Bush bowed too.” Then when called on the lie he told, he added the word “metaphorically” without noting the change in his post. I watched him do it in real time and called him on the change. He lied to my virtual “face” about it with a comment directed at me, and my account was banned, a familiar story. Now he has completely rewritten that post.

All the claims about me in that paragraph are pure and simple lies. I didn’t rewrite anything. I’m such a boogeyman to these people now that they resort to just making things up.

(By the way, Bush did bow to the Saudis, over and over, both literally and metaphorically.)

But the point of this dumb post, what author Aaron Worthing believes is the shredder of my last shred, is the usual tedious claim that the Glenn Beck 9/11 rally was much, much larger than yesterday’s Stewart-Colbert rally. Wingnuts are nothing if not predictable; they do this every time.

And the latest from Johnson is now he is bull___ting about Stewart’s rally. Like I said, I don’t care about crowd size at these things, but I do expect honesty on the subject. So as of now, Johnson has a post that proclaims that 215K attended the Stewart rally. And to prove it, he quotes CBS news…

It’s not really a surprise to see the wingers rejecting scientific measurements — it’s what they do — but if anyone’s interested in how the crowd estimates are calculated by AirPhotosLive (not CBS News), here’s an excellent page at Microsoft Photosynth that shows how they measured the Beck rally: Crowd Counting tools at Beck-Palin Rally.

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