It's kind of odd that Neil Degrasse Tyson is suddenly getting noticed by conservatives in a way that Dawkins, Harris and Hitchens never really did. Obviously the Cult leadership was known by religious conservatives, but political conservatives seemed to take an entirely hands-off approach to the topic.
My guess is that, insofar as the others attacked conservative religious people, the typical talking heads of conservatism didn't care so much - call it some assistance in their desire to shed the social conservative wing of the party. Tyson, however, seemed to have made a mistake in deciding to go after people who are skeptical of global warming, which is tied into the more business-oriented end of the conservative talking head spectrum - so now his record is under scrutiny for anything mock-worthy. Lo and behold, it's not hard to find something to have a go at him over.
Speaking of "science", I notice the BICEP2 results came back negative on inflation, and therefore the latest multiverse rumblings. No matter - I'm sure in another universe the results were more positive.