On Monday, Politico reported that Will — a Washington Post columnist who was let go from Fox News in January — is now a contributor to MSNBC and NBC News. Will is in the pantheon of anti-science writers: Media Matters,for instance, named him its “2014 Misinformer of the Year.”
When “exaggerations about Ebola” won PolitiFact’s 2014 Lie of Year, the first example they cited was a George Will column.Will has been one of the most widely debunked climate bullshitters in the country for a long time. He is perhaps unique in having had his own newspaper publish strong refutations of his disinformation — not just by independent experts on the op-ed page, but by the Post’s own reporters in a news article.
Publications say it brings them more readers but is more readers really all they care about?