Calling all Air America fans, calling all Air America fans!

Crank alert!

Age of Autism has announced that David Kirby and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. will be on the David Bender Show at 1:15 PM today.

It would be nice if, to counter the antivaccine activists, reality-based listeners would call in, although I am very pessimistic that Bender would give them a fair shake, given that he has said this about Deepak Chopra:

I had the pleasure of interviewing a man whose work I’ve admired for many years, but had never met–Dr. Deepak Chopra.

Any man who admires Deepak Chopra’s work has a serious problem with reality. I’ve never listened to Bender’s show before, but perusing his website does not give me any confidence that he is any more science-based than, say, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, or Mark Levin, for example. Here’s a hint: Embracing Deepak Chopra just because he has written a screed against Rush Limbaugh is not a good idea if you want to lay claim to the mantle of being part of the “reality-based” community.