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Comment 22 by Duff :

He's a comedian, for "heaven" sake. Lets cut him some slack. We are very lucky to have him in this world, He is on our side.

What reason do we have to be so forgiving? Him being a comedian does not excuse him for perpetuating nonsense (particularly in this case, where he was being perfectly genuine). Less persuasive is the idea that he should be given a pass because his social, economic, and political sensibilities are more or less agreeable. I don't care about his previous work in this context; I care about his gross misrepresentation of science.

I still, however, find The Daily Show wildly entertaining. Here is a somewhat redeeming segment from October.

Wed, 18 Apr 2012 15:36:13 UTC | #935493