I thought this was a promotional piece for an episode of MythBusters.
Discovery Channel ran an ad for the Creation Museum.
Or to put it another way: A science channel ran an ad that said the programming on that channel tells you lies.
Recently, one of our readers was watching Extreme Machines on the Science Channel with his son. The inevitable ads came on — and he saw an advertisement for the Creation Museum, the anti-science young-earth creationist museum.
Perhaps next month we’ll start seeing ads for the Flat Earth Society on their channels. Or maybe public service announcements on how children shouldn’t be immunized.
I hope this is a corporate commerical — one that Discovery had nothing to do with — but it’s still disturbing.
Did someone not notice the conflict?
Is FOXNews about to purchase a commercial spot on MSNBC?
Who at the Creation Museum thought it’d be a good use of the marketing budget to advertise specifically to people who disagree with you?