Meet our new space program.
NewsBusters catches some MSNBC hack trying to imply some kind of continued Republican anti-Science agenda, while studiously avoiding the fact that it was Barack Mensa Obama himself who is responsible for ending our spaceflight program.
Then again, the only people that watch MSNBC thinking they're getting actual news reports are True Believers anyway, so I dunno why I'm surprised by all of this...
Back from commercial break at 3:30, Bashir noted that aired a clip of President John F. Kennedy from May 25, 1961, laying out his goal for the U.S. to reach the moon by the end of the decade.
"Now I ask you to contrast that with what Newt Gingrich said at Monday's debate," Bashir snarled, showing a clip of Gingrich lamenting "bureaucracy after bureaucracy" and "failure after failure" in NASA's work since the moon landings of the late '60s and early '70s.
"Of course we now know how Mr. Gingrich likes to spend his money, but in difficult times, how much can America spend on space exploration?" Bashir asked as he introduced his guest, Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson of the Hayden Planetarium.