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Political Manipulation of Science

February 29, 2004

Does the Bush Administration have any respect for truth?
Guest: Kevin Knobloch, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists
Government hires scientists all the time to help it decide what foods and drugs to regulate, what environmental protections are in order, and to resolve questions of global warming and workplace safety. Additionally, statisticians determine fundamental and important questions such as how many Americans are working or how many are homeless.

According to the Union of Concerned Scientists — and they’re not alone in their criticism — the Bush Administration has systematically undermined scientific thought in government studies by suppressing and distorting findings that contradict administration policies and by stacking scientific panels with political allies.
Should science be determined by objective theories? or by political maneuvering? My guest will be Kevin Knobloch, President of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Call in and tune in! You won’t want to miss THE INSIDE SCOOP on news the government does not want you to know about.
PLUS Mark’s report from the talk radio convention, where he was the only person in the room out of several hundred to challenge Bush spokesperson Dan Bartlett (who promptly told a lie — and an easily-proved one — to the hundreds of mostly conservative talk show hosts attending). Also find out THE INSIDE SCOOP on what Matt Drudge told Mark he refuses to report.

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