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The Times doesn’t give Dr. Broun a chance to explain or defend himself from this charge of scientific illiteracy or undermining tomorrow’s economy, it just shovels the charge along unchallenged. Maybe the “as he sees it” language is a clue to the reader that the idea is to convey Mr. Tyson’s opinion. But usually to get your own opinion out unchallenged in the Times you need to buy an ad; the news columns are places where such “as he sees it” claims are supposed to be tested against how other people see it, so that readers can weigh a variety of opinions and reach their own conclusions.

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