Dan Gainor

Still, the left’s anti-science advocacy continues and it is having dangerous consequences. ABC’s “Good Morning America” reported in 2005 how a “controversial autism treatment that may have killed a child.” Five years later, the left’s insanity on this issue is literally making children sick. The Sept. 27 Washington Post reported about how Whooping Cough is making a scary comeback. “In California it is legal and quite easy to refuse vaccination, and the discredited theory that vaccines cause autism has created clusters of unvaccinated children.”

Despite all that, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is still considered credible. The Post called him simply “environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr.” in December 2008 and published his 942-word opinion piece on coal in July 2009. Rather than using his vaccine lunacy against him when he called global warming "the greatest moral crisis of our time,” the Post and other media outlets continued to treat him like he had something intelligent to say.

Yet it’s conservatives who are supposed to be against science because they dare challenge the Gorean climate agenda. The lefty blog ClimateProgress asked the question earlier this year: “Why are anti-science conservatives so damn condescending?” The Atlantic was more direct with this question: “Is the Right Wing Anti-Science?

It’s actually a consistent theme. On Salon, former Clinton acting assistant secretary of energy for energy efficiency and renewable energy Joseph Romm told the world that “Anti-science conservatives must be stopped.”

Chris Matthews, MSNBC’s own victim of thrill-up-the-leg disease, told Rep. Mike Pence on “Hardball” that “there are people that really are against science in your party …”

That’s not even Matthews talking. That’s the sound of a lefty talking point jumping out of your TV set. If conservatives are “anti-science,” what the left is really saying is that the right is a bunch of knuckle-dragging neanderthals. It’s the long form way to say we’re stupid.

Anybody who has watched liberals for the last several decades knows that’s on the front page of their talking points. The page goes something like this. Conservatives are (select as many as needed): a) stupid b) evil c) crazy. But when conservatives point out how Code Pink’s Cindy Sheehan is a 9/11 Truther, journalists have little interest in the story. Those adjectives are reserved for the right exclusively.

Meanwhile, the left’s anti-science insanity is hurting children. Let’s see the news media talk about the damage done to them instead of what Christine O’Donnell did in high school.

Dan Gainor

Dan Gainor is The Boone Pickens Free Market Fellow and director of the Media Research Center’s Business & Media Institute.