Awww look, the astrophysicist (per his Twitter bio) wants to make a political statement about fake news.
When facts are what people want to be true, in spite of contrary evidence, witness the beginning of the end of an informed Democracy
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) December 11, 2016
But really, when it comes to making up fake news Tyson is an expert.
.@neiltyson You fabricated a quote from Bush then claimed that the total lack of any evidence of the quote didn't disprove its authenticity.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) December 11, 2016
The quote is in this clip; if you don’t want to watch the whole video (and we would hardly blame you) move the player to two minutes in or so ...
— Bansi Sharma (@bansisharma) December 11, 2016
Basically Tyson was ranting about 9/11 and he insisted in the days after the attack that Bush was trying to promote the differences between us (America) and them (Muslims). In this video, he falsely states that Bush said, “Our God is the God who named the stars.” He then goes on to make fun of Bush by insinuating the stars all have Arabic names because ha ha, he’s so clever and sciencey and stuff.
Of course Bush never said that but hey, details details.
— Mark Nunya (@Mark_Nunya) December 11, 2016
Even when he was called out on this lie he doubled down on it and said there wasn’t any evidence that proved Bush DIDN’T say that, but he didn’t. And Tyson knew that, which is why he eventually admitted he “botched” the quote.
Also, it would appear Tyson in all his astrophysicist wisdom doesn’t know that America isn’t a Democracy.
— JonasGrumble (@JonasGrumble) December 11, 2016
Why do Democrats always forget this little tidbit? Is it merely out of convenience OR were they dropped on their heads at some point? Guessing a little bit of both.
— Kathleen (@katnandu) December 11, 2016
Yup, that sums it up.