A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Feh...Journalists....

from a CTV roundup:

Story 1:

Tory climate plan timid: Schwarzenegger adviser


Arnold Schwarzenegger's environmental adviser suggests the Canadian government's climate-change plan should be terminated -- or at least significantly improved.

...[Terry Tamminen] says the Conservative government is making the same mistake as the Bush administration in the U.S. by failing to take urgent action.

Tamminen said he has hasn't studied the Tory plan in depth but is "familiar with it"
This is worth front page coverage for CTV? Taking this guy's word as gospel is like allowing a veterinarian to perform open-heart surgery on you. Sure, they've never done the procedure before, but 'they're familiar with animals'.
Since when do we consider people who, self-admittedly, don't understand the plan to be qualified experts worth quoting? Not to mention the fact that this individual was a fundraiser for Gore during the 2000 election.

Story 2:

Professors develop protein to target cancer cells


Thomas Pento and Roger Harrison helped develop a fusion protein that keeps some types of cancer cells from ingesting a vital protein called methionine. The fusion protein doesn't affect normal cells because, unlike cancer cells, they can be healthy without that protein.
I would just like to point out, as a biochemist, that methionine is an amino acid, not a protein. If it seems like a small difference, well, it's not.

That is all! Sorry for the sparse posting as of late, but things have been quite hectic in the past month!

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