Sensing blood in the water, pseudo-scientist and academic poseur PZ Myers has been weighing in on the shooting in Tucson. In typical style, he has jumped on the bandwagon of the secular Left which is attempting to exploit the incident to smear and silence conservatives. In his rush to do so, PZ Myers posted what he considered to be a damning piece of evidence – a voter registration record showing that the shooter was a registered Republican.
Now one would think that Myers, who claims to be a skeptic, a critical thinker who supposedly weighs evidence over personal bias and beliefs would take five seconds to verify the document before posting it for thousands of his ditto-heads to gloat over. But the kool-aid was too tasty for him and his followers not to slurp down immediately. A short time later he had to issue a tepid retraction when a Washington Post article reported that the shooter was in fact a registered independent that hadn’t voted in the last election. Myers had fallen for a hoax.
Personally I wasn’t surprised by this, as someone whose taxes go to fund this incompetent I have long known he was an embarrassment to academia in Minnesota. This is just one more demonstration of his nincompoopery. If he had half a spine he would post a full retraction and issue an apology for demonizing people with falsified evidence.
But I don’t expect him to show that much class.