And the reason a politicized science is dangerous is the same reason that a politicized media is dangerous -- most assume that both are neutral and objective, and are mainly concerned with unearthing the truth. But the reality is that science and the media are being used by some to drive various agendas under the guise of "truth and objectivity." If there was ever an age when people should question everything, today is it.
Another part of this is hijacking of the language.
Just a few examples: there is no leftists, they all claim to be moderates, and conservatives then are right-wingers.
MSM - Main Stream Media instead of the Left Stream Media (or as Dr. Bennett puts it: Alien Media Nation).
Environmentalists presume that everybody else are against environment. In truth most of them are better to be called anti-progressists.