For He's a Fundy Good Fellow
SEATTLE — Michael Medved, nationally syndicated talk radio host and bestselling author, has joined the Discovery Institute in the role of senior fellow. The position cements a longstanding friendship and recognizes a commonality of values and projects across a spectrum of issues.
“Michael Medved is an intellectual entrepreneur, a political and cultural polymath with great insights, judgment and wit. We are delighted to have this new relationship with him,” said Discovery Institute president Bruce Chapman.
The DI's self-serving courting of the religious right is coupled with its ongoing, inexplicable denial of global warming, its utopianist praise of the Iraq war, and its dubious flirtation with HIV denialism. Even a regular commenter at Uncommon Descent objected to the inclusion of Medved:
I must admit, I find this news scary. This website already seems to have married itself to the global warming issue. If the discovery institute marries itself to Americanism, and to American conservativism, all reasonable issues, it will dilute the primary message of the institute. I ask that you please avoid having the Discovery Institute become the American Conservative Institute. If it does, I fear that the cause of Intelligent Design will suffer.
Another one quips:
I think ID needs more Christians, like BA77 and Denyse O’Leary, not Sasquatch believers.
Well, at least there's finally some debate along with all the bannings at Uncommon Descent!
(Shimmies to Pandas Thumb)