What? Let me go get my surprised face.
But of course, it’s because those dumb hick conservatives have it wrong, as their opposition to global warmening (I mean, like how stupid they were to be skeptical of that whole ponzi scheme the Algore was peddling with his “the earth has a fever” nonsense, right? Everyone knows that it is a FACT…what’s that? The planet’s mean temperature didn’t go up at all? Well, how stupid of those idiot conservatives to oppose “climate change” regulations. What rubes!), and all that other science! like the missing link of the month club, and a scientific establishment bent on defending the THEORY of evolution as scientific FACT (And well find the proof…eventually) while mocking people of faith for their faith. That’s why he can be so confident in his reasoning for this:
“It kind of began with the loss of Barry Goldwater and the construction of Fox News and all these [conservative] think tanks. The perception among conservatives is that they’re at a disadvantage, a minority,” he says. “It‘s not surprising that the conservative subculture would challenge what’s viewed as the dominant knowledge production groups in society — science and the media.”
I’m sorry, but to call the media a “knowledge production group” gives them far too much credit. At its best, it informs, but it would be completely inaccurate to say that it “produces knowledge”.
And while there is scientific research that does create knowledge, those who would insist that as a whole is “objective” and its results are not dominated by money and ideology has failed to take notice of what has occurred with regard to global warmening over the last decade, and the frauds perpetrated by proponents such a Dr. James Hanson.
Both institutions subscribe to the belief that “truth” is malleable, and many conservatives can see that clearly, which is why that “trust” is so low.