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March 20, 2014 - 6:26 am

This is CNN, where wild, irresponsible speculation and abject scientific ignorance are your ticket to getting on the air.

Don Lemon previously speculated that something “supernatural” claimed the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. On Wednesday, he got pseudo-scientific, postulating that a black hole might have somehow swallowed up the 777.

Black holes do exist. But no black hole was responsible for sucking in that airplane.

And then a former government official on-upped Lemon — Clinton-era US Department of Transportation General Inspector Mary Schiavo said “A small black hole would suck in our entire universe, so we know it’s not that.” A small black hole would not suck in our entire universe. Most galaxies have supermassive black holes at their core. The universe remains just fine, thankyouverymuch.

Sigh. Having spent close to a decade at NASA attempting to educate the press and public on astronomy, this makes me feel like a failure.

But honestly, I blame the teachers unions, President Obama for converting NASA into a Muslim outreach program, America’s emphasis on social nonsense over the hard sciences, and the “I’m not saying it’s aliens, but it’s aliens” History Channel for bringing us all to this low point in the use of high technology. It’s all their fault.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Black holes, dark matter... Science is raaaaacist.
17 weeks ago
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Mr. Preston,
I hate to burst your bubble but the black hole theory is very credible. After all, it is the same black hole (orbiting at 35,127 feet above the Earth's surface) that opened a dimensional rip in space that sucked the super intelligent Presidential candidate Barack Obama from our universe and replaced him with the village idiot from another parallel universe (or did it create a black clone of Joe Biden, I can't remember which thanks to the chip the CIA implanted into my head).
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Most galaxies have supermassive black holes at their core. The universe remains just fine, thankyouverymuch."

Well, yeah.... for now. Just you wait a few billion years, we'll see how smug you are then.

17 weeks ago
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Personally, I think it's really COOL how that pilot was able to maneuver around for several minutes, attempting to escape the black hole.

The fact that he ultimately failed should not be held against him.
17 weeks ago
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I read this to my teenager over breakfast. He dead-panned, "Guess they skipped physics." lol
17 weeks ago
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Black holes, dark matter... Science is raaaaacist.
17 weeks ago
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When not lay it at the feet of an extra-dimensional dragon who seized it when it flew too near the edge of the Earth?

I'm surprised the NAACP didn't admonish Lemon for his incorrect finger-pointing at those who indulge in "survivor sex," like they did with that "black ho'" science-themed Hallmark graduation card.
17 weeks ago
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He probably thinks a black hole swallowed CNN's ratings, too, since it's utterly inconceivable that the quality of CNN's reporting could have had anything to do with that disaster.
17 weeks ago
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You sure that he doesn't work for faux news? /sarc
17 weeks ago
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Mr. Preston,
I hate to burst your bubble but the black hole theory is very credible. After all, it is the same black hole (orbiting at 35,127 feet above the Earth's surface) that opened a dimensional rip in space that sucked the super intelligent Presidential candidate Barack Obama from our universe and replaced him with the village idiot from another parallel universe (or did it create a black clone of Joe Biden, I can't remember which thanks to the chip the CIA implanted into my head).
17 weeks ago
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He probably thinks the sun goes 'round the earth, but he's not sure how long it takes.
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