“here’s a simple, straightforward question: Why do you find it necessary and even praiseworthy to LIE so much?”
I find this par for the course in pretty much all political debates that involve science. From smoking/cancer link, CFC/ozone, C02/climate change, Corn Ethanol/Climate Change Solution…. the list goes on and on and on. Typically I find it liars vs incompetent debaters (different than incompetent scientists) or journalists that don’t have the background to debate properly. Only occasionally is the debate polarized among liars vs skilled debaters w/scientific knowledge.