Subject opinion to coercion: whom will you make your inquisitors? Fallible men, governed by bad passions, by private as well as public reasons. And why subject it to coercion? To produce uniformity? But is uniformity of opinion desirable? No more than of face and stature.

- Thomas Jefferson

Politics, Death & Global Warming

What happens when someone who has made a significant cultural impact dies after challenging the "acceptance" of global warming? It is as if they never existed:

[Michael] Crichton, 66, died the day of the U.S. presidential elections, so news coverage of his passing was muted. Thatís understandable given the gravity of the election - and its historical implications.


Check out Time magazineís recent tribute-heavy edition, dedicated in part to remembering the big names who left us in 2008. You wonít find a mention of Crichton. The same holds true for the magazineís separate Year in Review issue. Nothing.


So why did so many major media outlets treat him with so little respect? Could his views on global warming have cooled journalistsí interest in giving him a fair send off?

Disgusting? There must be a more appropriate word.

Group think is one of the reasons the print media is so rapidly putting itself out of business.

posted at 13:38:13 on 01/08/09 by clearpolitics - Category: Entertaining - [Permalink]

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