Nice observation about MSM and its pseudo-science. Essentially, MSM shortcuts analysis by only offering a dichotomy of choices instead of actually useful comparatives.
Guardian Unlimited | Life | Don't dumb me down:
"Why is science in the media so often pointless, simplistic, boring, or just plain wrong? Like a proper little Darwin, I've been collecting specimens, making careful observations, and now I'm ready to present my theory.
It is my hypothesis that in their choice of stories, and the way they cover them, the media create a parody of science, for their own means. They then attack this parody as if they were critiquing science. "