RFKJr has waged war on truth w/his anti-vax nuttery and cape wind nimbyism.
If you’re unfamiliar with this history, read here and here. On Cape wind, RFKJr is simply hypocritical. But his anti-vax propagandizing should have long ago disqualified him as a legitimate liberal spokesman. As Steven Novella has written at Neurologica:
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has been the most prominent environmentalist to take up the anti-vaccine cause, in several articles and speeches. While he appears to be only a part-time anti-vaccinationist, his celebrity and street cred among environmentalists lend a great deal of weight to his paranoid musings about scientific fraud and government cover ups.
But he’s a teflon celebrity green. Despite the aforementioned baggage, RFKJr still still has juice in the liberal media ecosystem. When I noticed that Climate Progress republished his HuffPo column, I couldn’t resist emailing a comment:
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People still take RFKJr seriously? After all the anti-vax nuttery and cape wind NIMBYism?
I guess somebody at CP is still feeling a little sore, because the comment was never approved.
That said, this sentiment by someone else did get through:
Robert Kennedy Jr. is an enemy of science and does not deserve a place here. He has no credibility whatsoever and merely damages any cause or idea with which he is associated.
Hello? Anyone listening?