Wednesday, March 30, 2005
Florida's Bill O'Reilly Bill
Florida state Rep. Dennis Baxley has been watching too much O'Reilly Factor on Fox News Network. The Orwellian "Fair and Balanced" pseudo slogan has been burned into his brain like a ghost image on a plasma big screen television. Baxley, a Republican, has sponsored legislation, the "Academic Freedom Bill of Rights," in the Florida House. This Kafkaesque bill would require university professors who deliver a lecture on a subject -- let's just take radiocarbon dating as example -- to give equal time to the fantasies of intelligent design or creationism.