I think my favorite part of this whole fake apology is the title, ‘A Case Study: Quoting George W. Bush,’ which is itself a case study in self-delusion. This was not a case study in quoting George W. Bush. At best, it was a case study in misquoting George W. Bush. At worst, it was a case study in what happens when you fabricate quotes in order to slander public figures. After all the sturm und drang, Tyson still doesn’t seem to grasp the main issue here: this wasn’t a misquote. It was a fabrication that deliberately created the exact opposite impression of how reality actually transpired. It was the sort of thing a dishonest politician does, not the sort of behavior you’d expect from a scientist who’s allegedly devoted to studying reality.