Posts Tagged ‘Salon’

Uh Oh: Salon Is Scaremongering Again

In 2000, Salon asked, “Is your cell phone killing you?” Last year, editors there must have decided the verdict was in when they published this embarrassing piece entitled, “Your cellphone is killing you: What people don’t want you to know about electromagnetic fields.” Rather than waste my time explaining the egregious flaws in that article,…Continue Reading…

Salon in No Position to Judge What Sets Back Science

This week the New York Times published a profile of longtime climate skeptic John Christy. I found the piece perplexing because it contained no obvious hook or peg, as we say in journalism. There were no newsy events in Christy’s life that might have prompted a story about him in a prestige media outlet: No…Continue Reading…

Salon: Not All Conspiracy Theories are Crazy

When is a conspiracy theory outright loony tunes and when is it borderline acceptable for rational discussion? Salon has an interesting measuring stick. Earlier this month, the site┬átreated the vile Sandy Hook Truthers with proper WTF contempt. But perhaps in the interest of (false?) balance, Salon also suggests in a┬ápiece posted yesterday that 9/11 Truthers…Continue Reading…