22 January 2009

Coverage of yesterday's hearing

An Associated Press wire article contains a lot of the elements that media frequently earns criticism for. It's to be a superficial, "He said, they said."

The crowd — as well as the review panel — was sharply split on the proposal to drop language in the current curriculum that requires teachers to address "strengths and weaknesses" of scientific theory.

Of course the panel was split. Because the Texas State Board of Education is split. And the many members of the have been doing all sorts of things (here) to try to create the impression of an even split, and to manufacture the appearance a scientific controversy.

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