I'm sure that somehow this reflects badly on me, but I actually liked David Brooks' column today. It's a parody of the Roberts hearings.
And, for those who were following the comments to Monday's post about William Dembski, let me just point out that Brooks' column is parody. You see, Brooks has provided an exaggerated, but clearly recognizable, picture of what is really going on. That's what parody is.
This is in stark contrast to presenting Richard Dawkins' words out of context, doctoring those words to boot, and then topping it off by using the doctored quote as the basis for attributing a viewpoint to Dawkins precisely opposite to what he actually believes. That's not parody. That's lying. There's a difference.