Cronyism at its finest

The Scientific Activist:

Through my own investigations I have just discovered that George Deutsch, the Bush political appointee at the heart of administration efforts to censor NASA scientists (most notably to prevent James Hansen from speaking out about global warming), did not actually graduate from Texas A&M University. This should come as a surprise, since the media has implied otherwise, with even The New York Times describing the 24-year-old NASA public affairs officer, as “a 2003 journalism graduate of Texas A&M.” Although Deutsch did attend Texas A&M University, where he majored in journalism and was scheduled to graduate in 2003, he left in 2004 without a degree, a revelation that I was tipped off to by one of his former coworkers at A&M’s student newspaper The Battalion. I later confirmed this discovery through the records department of the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students.

Shame, as Deutsch was doing such a heckuva job.

For those who may recall, Deutsch was the one who insisted that the word “theory” be included with every mention of the Big Bang and that said theory was “just an opinion”.

As a side note, I think it’s important to note that this was revealed by a blogger – whereas the entirety of big media completely missed this little factoid.

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