Any pretense of political objectivity and non partisanship of Seattle's Discovery Institute is now forever blown.
The nationally syndicated talk host who appears on some 200 stations Medved (KTTH m-f, 12-3p) will join DI as a Senior Fellow, it was announced Friday.
"Michael Medved is an intellectual entrepreneur, a political and cultural polymath with great insights, judgment and wit," said Discovery Institute president Bruce Chapman.
Chapman is an intellectual entrepreneur, who's made giving the right-wing the sheen of academia pay.
Al though the institute's mission is "to promote ideas in the common sense tradition of representative government, the free market and individual liberty, DI found a cash cow being the "intellectual" center and public relations agency for the so-called "Intelligent Design" theory- the pseudo-scientific cover for creationism which Christianists are attempting to get into public school curricula.
So far they have been unsuccessful.
The phony idea, which lacks the weight of peer-reviewed science, is centerpiece in what's essentially a stealth public relations campaign to replace Darwinian evolutionary theory.
The Discovery Institute got a substantial grant from the wealthy, California, ultraconservative Ahmanson Family to set up the program and manage the public relations.
The Ahmansons have a long and controversial history of funding causes that further the present patriarch Howard Ahmanson Jr.'s far-right politics, and weird Dominionist political theology which holds that society should be governed exclusively by thelaw of God as codified in the Bible to the exclusion of secular law.
Medved, a Jewish fundamentalist and neoconservative, is a true believer of the dubious creationist theory, and promotes it often on his weekdaily show.