I’m not sure this one really said what I meant it to, but the punchline made me laugh after I laid it out and read it, and that’s usually a good sign.  I had a concept for a joke here that was too long for the format, about how when you report on science by asking scientists for quotes you usually end up with an article that misses the point.  Scientists are supposed to ask questions and keep probing until they understand.  It wasn’t that long ago that reporters did the same.