Well, I never! Click the screenshot below to go to the shoddy piece at The Raw Story. I think they got the names reversed.
Pot, kettle, anyone? The article is about a book, probably also worthless, by Tom Roston, called The Quantum Prophets: Richard Dawkins, Deepak Chopra and the Spooky Truth about their Battle Over God.
The article is almost completely about Chopra’s dislike of Dawkins. There are four full-sentence quotes from Chopra and just a few quoted words or phrases from Dawkins.
The headline is biased and misleading. It’s a really dumb story, and more journalistic Dawkins-bashing. Have these people no sense of how a journalist should behave? It’s a sad state of affairs that journalists like David Ferguson (and Andrew Brown) have to be set straight by their commenters, as Ferguson was in this stinker of an article.
I swear, places like BuzzFeed, HuffPo, and The Raw Story, which specialize in short, sensationalistic stories, and pay their writers either nothing or next to nothing, are going to be the final nail in the coffin of journalism. When the dust has settled, we’ll be awash in e-tabloids and maybe one newspaper: the New York Times.
But of course we’re partly to blame, because people simply don’t have the time or mental effort to create the demand for decent, well-researched stories. It’s easier, and sells better, for e-tabloids to simply beat up Dawkins.