More Fail from the DM

I’m referring chiefly to this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1224858/Yes-scientists-good-But-country-run-arrogant-gods-certainty-truly-hell-earth.html, which even had a picture of Hitler (now removed, but not forgotten) to go along with the comparison of Prof Nutt to Nazi scientists.

I’m also referring to this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1224578/MELANIE-PHILLIPS-Fatuous-dangerous-utterly-irresponsible–Nutty-professor-whos-distorting-truth-drugs.html, in which Confused Spice Mel P (Melanie Phillips) says Prof Nutt is being unscientific.

So you know what? I’m going to take my cue from HIGNFY of 30/10/09 (I think, David Mitchell hosting) and ignore it. Normally I wouldn’t; I don’t think ignoring ignorance helps, and similarly burying your head in the sand is equally unhelpful. But really, in this case I don’t even know where to start. I’d be here all afternoon, and I have better things to do than correct such flagrant errors.

Look, if you don’t want drugs reclassified for personal reasons, or it goes against your gut feeling, or whatever, just say that. Comparing people to scientists under the Nazi regime is just tasteless, even for the Daily Mail.

Edit: Have the image anyway.
Daily Fail

2 Replies to “More Fail from the DM”

  1. Yeah. These ones were almost comical in a way. Interestingly, I noticed today that AN Wilson (of the Godwin article) is mentioned in The Hippopotamus by Stephen Fry. Funny how these things go.

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