ScienceBlogger Chris Mooney appeared on The Colbert report yesterday to discuss the Bush Administration’s ‘war on science.’ According to Chris, the scientists won the war on science when President Obama was elected.
“The Bush Administration was systematically undermining scientific knowledge on a lot of different issues that have a lot of different policy implications,” Mooney said in the interview.
Colbert, known for his over-the-top Republican comedic persona, mockingly defended Bush:
“He helped! His policy makers actually came and edited the scientific reports that went out!”
“Exactly. He helped prevent the scientists from speaking to the media as well,” Mooney replied.
It’s a pretty sweet clip so check it out! And then head over to The Intersection to hear Chris’s account of the event.