HuffPo now has a science section, and Orac remains skeptical that it changes anything
It’s no secret that I’ve been highly critical of The Huffington Post, at least of its approach to science and medicine. In fact, it was a mere three weeks after Arianna Huffington launched her blog back in 2005 that I noticed something very distressing about it, namely that it had recruited someone who would later become and “old friend” (and punching bag) of the blog, Dr. Jay Gordon, as well as the mercury militia stalwart David Kirby, among others. As a result, antivaccination lunacy was running rampant on HuffPo, even in its infancy. Many, many, many more examples followed very quickly. More followed, with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and even Jenny McCarthy joining the stable of HuffPo antivaccine bloggers. Indeed, the antivaccine slant at HuffPo has been so pronounced for so long that it’s irredeemable, as far as I’m concerned.
Nor are antivaccine screeds the only pseudoscience promoted by that wretched hive of scum and quackery. If you have any doubt that HuffPo is soundly dedicated to only the rankest forms of pseudoscience, I give you two words: Deepak Chopra, who’s regularly laid down his “quantum” quackery for nearly as long as antivaccine pseudoscience has reigned supreme at HuffPo. Still not enough? How about the amount of attention to that quackiest of quackery, homeopathy, in the form of Dana Ullman. Heck, just last week a homeopath named Judith Acosta completed a two-part “personal case for homeopathy.”