Susan Watts - In Trouble With Her Bush Facts
Cut and Paste Journalism — Climate Resistance: Challenging Climate Orthodoxy
BBC bosses today tried to make excuses for the cut-and-paste job by BBC science journalist, Susan Watts
For once lets leave aside the Global Warming stuff, the level of spending on science etc which this article shows she got wrong and cut to something else she said:
Religion, or at least the religious vote, informed Bush policy. ...Creationism has grown stronger, to the point that more Americans now believe in the biblical story of creation than evolution.
Where did Watts get the idea that adherence to Biblical interpretations of life on Earth increased under Bush? Not from Gallup, which has data going back to 1982:
Look at that bottom line - Godless Darwinism increases from 9 to 14% during the Bush years (It seems to have decreased during the Clinton years). If you add in those who think God may have nudged evolution along a bit then it changes from 49/47 to 50/44 (evolution/creation) so she isn't even correct in saying that "more Americans now believe in the biblical story of creation than evolution".
What is the point of a science correspondent that can't get simple facts right and allows her Obamamania to write her stories?