Intellectual dishonesty: scandal or fraud?

Scientific scandal

Stephen Fleischfresser doesn’t use the term ‘scientific fraud,’ but some of this work appears at least intellectually dishonest. So what I want to know is, who the hell, besides the tobacco industry, cited these assholes, “one of the most influential and heavily cited psychologists of all time, the oft controversial Hans Eysenck” and his partner in crime, Ronald Grossath-Maticek?[1] Because if people are actually relying on this bullshit, the question that follows is, how much damage has been done to the body of knowledge? How much?

Stephen Fleischfresser, “Is this ‘one of the worst scientific scandals of all time’?” Cosmos, October 21, 2019, https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/is-this-one-of-the-worst-scientific-scandals-of-all-time


Palestine

Steve Hendrix, “Netanyahu fails to form new Israeli government; rival Gantz poised to take up the challenge,” Washington Post, October 21, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/netanyahu-fails-to-form-new-israeli-government-rival-gantz-poised-to-take-up-the-challenge/2019/10/21/7a4574d4-e27e-11e9-be96-6adb81821e90_story.html

Times of Israel, “Warren says withholding aid to Israel is ‘on the table’ to curb settlements,” October 21, 2019, https://www.timesofisrael.com/warren-says-withholding-aid-to-israel-on-the-table-to-curb-settlements/


Brexit

Karla Adam and William Booth, “Another Brexit hiccup as House Speaker John Bercow denies Boris Johnson a vote Monday,” Washington Post, October 21, 2019, https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/boris-johnson-presses-ahead-with-october-departure-from-the-eu-despite-requesting-brexit-delay/2019/10/21/c915338c-f297-11e9-bb7e-d2026ee0c199_story.html


  1. [1]Stephen Fleischfresser, “Is this ‘one of the worst scientific scandals of all time’?” Cosmos, October 21, 2019, https://cosmosmagazine.com/society/is-this-one-of-the-worst-scientific-scandals-of-all-time

The spoiled child

Brexit

Edward Malnick and Christopher Hope, “Boris Johnson to sabotage EU if forced to delay Brexit,” Telegraph, October 6, 2019, https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2019/10/05/boris-johnson-sabotage-eu-forced-delay-brexit/

Tim Shipman and Caroline Wheeler, “‘Sack me if you dare,’ Boris Johnson will tell the Queen,” Times, October 6, 2019, https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/sack-me-if-you-dare-boris-johnson-will-tell-the-queen-fsbpsnjdc



Whistle blowing

At first blush, Norman Solomon’s article appears to pose a false equivalence between a whistle blower who broke the law (albeit in defense of the constitution) and and one who followed the law. Solomon gets to that.[1]

Norman Solomon, “Pelosi Wants to Prosecute Snowden But Protect Trump Whistleblower,” Truthout, October 4, 2019, https://truthout.org/articles/pelosi-wants-to-prosecute-snowden-but-protect-trump-whistleblower/


Academia

Alia Wong, “College Students Just Want Normal Libraries,” Atlantic, October 4, 2019, https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2019/10/college-students-dont-want-fancy-libraries/599455/


Elon Musk

Rafi Letzter, “Why NASA’s Annoyed About Elon Musk’s Giant Rocket,” Live Science, October 5, 2019, https://www.livescience.com/starship-crew-dragon-spacex-nasa-bridenstine.html


  1. [1]Norman Solomon, “Pelosi Wants to Prosecute Snowden But Protect Trump Whistleblower,” Truthout, October 4, 2019, https://truthout.org/articles/pelosi-wants-to-prosecute-snowden-but-protect-trump-whistleblower/