Twitchy reported earlier this week on the fallout from The Federalist’s Sean Davis checking the legitimacy of quotes and anecdotes that science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson uses in his public speaking. Neil deGrasse Tyson — serial fabulist? Now, with ‘quotes’ mocking the celebrated physicist
Davis has continued his investigation and now it would seem that Wikipedia editors are refusing to allow any information about the growing list of Tyson’s flubs and fabrications into the article about him.
It really is frightening. It’s reminiscent of the cult like behavior of Barack Obama fans. He can do no wrong even when he’s wrong.
Naturally there are some on the left who engaged in deflection in defense of the scientist.
The problem is that it doesn’t look like Tyson just “slightly misquoted” George W. Bush. It looks like he just lied. He took a piece of remarks Bush made after the space shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003, altered them, and claimed that they were said as a commentary about Islam shortly after the 9/11 attacks. It looks like complete fabrication. Yet Tyson’s throng of alleged science zealots don’t seem to care about finding the facts.