The Media Whores
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As any nerd can tell you, being smarter than everyone else has a price. Poor social skills, being grossly over or under weight, being terrible at sports. Skin problems, probably bad eyesight ... you get the idea.
The point when everybody gets bored during the Academy Awards is when they give out all of those technical awards to people you've never heard of. Awards for editing, cinematography, music and some other ones we can't remember ... you know, the ones that they give out on the dinky side stage or even sometimes just in the aisles if they're feeling really lazy. But you are fans of some of these "technical" guys. Huge fans, in some cases. You just didn't know it.
They call it the Streisand effect , and it happens any time people try to suppress Internet criticism, then see it blow up hilariously in their faces. As these companies can tell you, sometimes it's better to just let it go. Suing to Make Science Stop Being Right All the Time Chiropractors belong to a medical discipline that may or may not actually do anything to heal people.
Reporting the news is really hard. We've seen those poor guys standing in the hurricanes, trying to hold on to their microphone while debris flies by. And it's a good thing we have them; blogs and Twitter are nice, but to find out what's really going on in the world, at some point you need good old-fashioned journalism. So can you blame a news outlet for using shortcuts and falling into the same old mistakes and cliches over and over again, just to fill space? Yes, yes we can. Let's Ask the Idiots About Science