The job of a journalist is to report on facts, even if that makes someone in power look bad or undermines someone's dearly held myth.
It's nice to see at least one journal that gets it:
As politics go, we're surprised so many readers expect us or any publication to provide "balance," which reflects a belief in the fallacy that there are two equally valid sides to every story. You see this in the debate over global warming and evolution. Thousands of scientists stand on one side of the issue, recognizing that global warming is a problem and that evolution is firmly established, while only a few detractors stand on the other.
The journal in question? Not the New York Times or the Washington Post. The quote is from Playboy.
(Via Pharyngula at Scienceblogs)