According to their “about” page, Cybercast News Service “was launched on June 16, 1998 as a news source for individuals, news organizations and broadcasters who put a higher premium on balance than spin …”
CNS News, as it’s called, is part of the Media Research Center, founded by L. Brent Bozell III. It’s not terribly relevant to our topic, but we’ll mention that Bozell is the nephew of the late William F. Buckley.
Why are we mentioning Cybercast News Service? It’s because their website is carrying this story: Darwin’s Dilemma: Evolutionary Elite Choose Censorship Over Scientific Debate. It’s by Casey Luskin, everyone’s favorite creationist.
What’s Casey writing about? It’s the same screeching and wailing you can find at the blog of the neo-theocrats at the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture (a/k/a the Discoveroids). If you’ve seen this earlier Discoveroid blog article, then you already know what Casey’s crying about on the CNS website: Did the Smithsonian Bully the California Science Center to Expel Intelligent Design Film?
We won’t bother discussing the creationist film that Casey and now Bozell are championing, or the reasons the Smithsonian canceled its showing. Our only purpose here is to note that Cybercast News Service, and presumably Media Research Center, and perhaps everything associated with L. Brent Bozell III may be solidly in the camp of the creationists.
This is the latest in a sad series of publications and institutions that have succumbed to the creeping rot of creationism. In this earlier post about the creationist mess at Bloggingheads.tv we listed several others. For example: Forbes Magazine Promotes Creationism, and “U.S.News & World Report” Touts Creationism, and “Weekly Standard” Going Creationist?
We’re not including WorldNetDaily among the conservative news organs, because they’re so far over the edge of the flat earth that they’re in a category all their own. See: Buffoon Award Winner — WorldNetDaily. And we’re keeping a watchful eye on the Wall Street Journal, but we’re not all that worried about them at the moment. See: Wall Street Journal: Are They Creationists? Still, the Journal needs to be more careful about the company they keep.
It appears that the creationists are making progress after all. Not in science, of course, but in politics, journalism, and some think tanks. So there you are.
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