If you’ve been paying attention to right wing blogs at all, you know they’ve been in a frenzy of fear-mongering about the ebola outbreak in Africa for the past couple of weeks. But leave it to World Net Daily, perhaps the most hateful and insane right wing “news source,” to promote wingnut radio host Michael Savage’s grossly dishonest ravings about ebola as coming from “a Ph.D. in epidemiology:” America’s Ebola Response Is ‘Madness’.
Editor’s note: This is the first of a series of columns on the Ebola epidemic by radio talk-show host Michael Savage, who has a Ph.D. in epidemiology.
And that is known as an outright lie. Savage does have a Ph.D. (which shows that almost anyone can get one if they’re adept enough at bullshit), but it’s in “nutritional ethnomedicine,” a glorified anthropology degree. Here’s his Ph.D. thesis, titled “Nutritional ethnomedicine in Fiji.”
Savage is no epidemiologist by any definition of the word; he’s manufacturing false credentials to give an illusion of expertise to his fear-mongering. Could this be slipshod editing by World Net Daily, or is it a calculated fraud? Well, folks, I suggest that giving World Net Daily or Michael Savage the benefit of the doubt on this, after their long mutual histories of deception and hate speech, is probably a fool’s game.