Huffpo gives platform to Discovery Institute

July 7, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More

I follow the Huffington Post carefully on political issues. It’s credibility is far lower on health issues and, as Alex Pareene points out at Salon.com, Huffpo has completely dropped the ball in allowing a high ranking member of the Discovery Institute to publish a post blaming Charles Darwin “for eugenics and the Nazis.”

Shame on Huffington Post for allowing such anti-factual drivel.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erika Price says:

    I think this is the final straw for me, and the ultimate evidence that the Huffpo brand has extended beyond the point where quality can be maintained. Not only does the site dabble in anti-vaccination paranoia, it is dripping with celebrity gossip and unsubstantial, unnewsworthy fare. That the staff lacks the quality controls to keep Discovery Institute propaganda from reaching its pages just utterly ruins the site for me. I wonder if this is an inevitability when a site reaches massive size, or if this just reflects fuzzy thinking and irresponsibility on the part of editors.

  2. Erich Vieth says:

    Eric Johnson also bemoans the pseudo-science prominent at Huffington Post. He is, like many of us, conflicted about how to respond given that Huffpo has been quite good about presenting urgently needed views on political matters. http://scienceblogs.com/primatediaries/2010/07/hu

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