Political Spin Vs Communicating Science

The Politics of Science, editorial, Washington Post

"Far more important, several New York Times articles over the past week or so have exposed Mr. Deutsch as one of several White House-appointed public affairs officers at the agency who tried to prevent senior NASA career scientists from speaking and writing freely, especially when their views on the realities of climate change differed from those of the White House."

Bush Appointee Steps Down from Post at NASA, LA Times

"Acosta denied that Deutsch's resignation was prompted by recent allegations that Bush administration appointees in NASA headquarters were trying to censor agency scientists, in one case by threatening "dire consequences" against an outspoken climate scientist."

Editor's update: Uh, then why did he suddenly quit - and do so via an email message - Dean?

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