Stewart disappoints on Freakonomics interview
Stephan Faris at True/Slant has a good piece explaining why Jon Stewart's interview of Super Freakonomics co-author Steven Levitt last night was so bad.
Update: Brad Johnson has a more extensive takedown of Stewart's performance. He writes:
In reality, the critics of Levitt’s treatment of climate science and policy are not “dogmatic” believers of a “secular religion” — they are highly respected climate scientists, energy experts, and economists, including climate scientist Ken Caldeira, who has said Levitt and Dubner misrepresented his views. The widespread criticism isn’t based on the book’s personal attacks on Al Gore or its mocking of global warming as a “religion,” but on the multitude of factual errors, misrepresentations, and false conclusions that the authors use to promote their mindless contrarianism.