Tyson fans ignore fabrications ‘because they’re all about facts’

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Twitchy reported earlier this week on the fallout from The Federalist’s Sean Davis checking the legitimacy of quotes and anecdotes that science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson uses in his public speaking. Neil deGrasse Tyson — serial fabulist? Now, with ‘quotes’ mocking the celebrated physicist

Davis has continued his investigation and now it would seem that Wikipedia editors are refusing to allow any information about the growing list of Tyson’s flubs and fabrications into the article about him.

If true, this Neil DeGrasse Tyson quote fabrication aftermath is frightening: (via @baseballcrank and @blcartwright)

— Brandon Isleib (@earthdyedred) September 18, 2014

Why is Wikipedia deleting all references to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s fabrication?

— (@hotairblog) September 18, 2014

It really is frightening. It’s reminiscent of the cult like behavior of Barack Obama fans. He can do no wrong even when he’s wrong.

Naturally there are some on the left who engaged in deflection in defense of the scientist.

FYI: The guys who voted for Bush twice have convinced themselves that they're smarter than Neil deGrasse Tyson because he misquoted Bush.

— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) September 19, 2014

@LOLGOP Quoting Bush correctly is so antithetical to normal human speech it's almost impossible to NOT misquote him.

— Rudy Reber (@RudyReber) September 19, 2014

@LOLGOP how in the fuck can you misquote a guy that speaks gibberish?

— jim daye (@jdangodaye) September 19, 2014

The problem is that it doesn’t look like Tyson just “slightly misquoted” George W. Bush. It looks like he just lied. He took a piece of remarks Bush made after the space shuttle Columbia disaster in 2003, altered them, and claimed that they were said as a commentary about Islam shortly after the 9/11 attacks. It looks like complete fabrication. Yet Tyson’s throng of alleged science zealots don’t seem to care about finding the facts.

Neil deGrasse Tyson's defenders go into full denier mode because they're all about facts

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) September 18, 2014

Dilettantes playing at being scientists.. @baseballcrank: Neil deGrasse Tyson's defenders go into full denier mode

— Casey Hogg (@CaseyAHogg) September 18, 2014

Remember when I suggested that around Neil deGrasse Tyson is a cult full of Reddit hipsters who don’t know anything?

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 18, 2014

@charlescwcooke Which makes this hilarious.

— Clement Bilhorn (@CHBilhorn) September 18, 2014

@charlescwcooke Fair enough, but it's still intellectually pathetic for pple who reject his science to hammer him on quasi-culture war fluff

— Choostas (@Choostas) September 18, 2014

@Choostas Who rejects his science? He’s an astronomer.

— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 18, 2014

@charlescwcooke "Who rejects his science?" Plenty of those who are now mocking him. It's revenge of the stupids. Fwiw, criticism's fair IMO.

— Choostas (@Choostas) September 18, 2014

At what point does the mainstream media start questioning @neiltyson's credibility?

— RB (@RBPundit) September 18, 2014

Could someone check and confirm that Neil Degrasse Tyson isn't just the night security guy at that planetarium?

— Bobby Boucher (@MetricButtload) September 18, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the Cory Booker of science. And that statement is peer reviewed 97% true. @hecubus1st @KurtSchlichter

— David Jack Smith (@davidjacksmith) September 18, 2014





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