Pharyngula on Journalism

Pharyngula quotes the journalistic policy of playboy (of all things):

As politics go, we're surprised so many readers expect us or any publication to provide "balance," which reflects a belief in the fallacy that there are two equally valid sides to every story. You see this in the debate over global warming and evolution. Thousands of scientists stand on one side of the issue, recognizing that global warming is a problem and that evolution is firmly established, while only a few detractors stand on the other.

Crikey. Common sense from reporters.... shame it's not from a journal better known for it's articles rather than it's pictures....