Skip to comments.Climategate: how the MSM reported the greatest scandal in modern science
Posted on 11/21/2009 5:31:48 AM PST by PapaBear3625
Like the Telegraphs MPs expenses scandal, this is the gift that goes on giving. It wont, unfortunately, derail Copenhagen (too many vested interests involved) or cause any of our many political parties to start talking sense on Climate change. But what it does demonstrate is the growing level of public scepticism towards Al Gores Anthropogenic Global Warming theory. Thats why, for example, this story is the single most read item on todays Telegraph website.
But in the case of Climate Change, the MSM has been caught with its trousers down. The reason it has been so ill-equipped to report on this scandal is because almost all of its Environmental Correspondents and Environmental Editors are parti pris members of the Climate-Fear Promotion lobby. Most of their contacts (and information sources) work for biased lobby groups like Greenpeace and the WWF, or conspicuously pro-AGW government departments and Quangos such as the Carbon Trust. How can they bring themselves to report on skullduggery at Hadley Centre when the scientists involved are the very ones whose work they have done most to champion and whose pro-AGW views they share?
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
I excerpted the main money-quotes. Read the whole thing.
I hope the story unfolds. So far it has been so scarcely reported few people understand it or take it seriously.
Of course the press keeps crying wolf anyway.
The only people who think that man-made global warming is a serious problem are the same people who are arrogant enough to believe that man can have any permanent impact on a planet that can, and has, literally thrown away every member of a long line of dominant life forms over the course of over a billion years.
The MSM reported the scandal? I don't think so.
.....is because almost all of its Environmental Correspondents and Environmental Editors are parti pris members of the Climate-Fear Promotion lobby.....
I would argue that the issue involves complexities that the average MSM writer cannot comprehend. Ignorance allows faith to overcome reason
“I am fully for Conservation and getting rid of pollution. But Hell this CO2 madness is neither. It is an International Socialist Scheme.”
ME TOO! I was recycling before it was legal LOL! I used to climb fences to deposit my plactics and glass in another town’s recycling plant, because the city of Boston was so slow to provide us with bins. BUT when i am forced to comply with stupid rules for a fake cause, I get very annoyed!
The Greenshirts, the MSM, and the sycophant corporate rent-seekers will close ranks and seek to perpetuate the fraud.
They will never admit the truth, that is not their agenda. Power and wealth and yet more power is their agenda.
The more throats the Greenshirts can step on the better, from their point of view.
Hah. In the 1970’s Time, Newsweak, et al were trumpeting “global cooling”. A new ice age was surely upon us. They haven’t been right on too much since.
The “Word Wrap Off” didn’t work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The “Word Wrap Off” didn’t work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Right. Cap and trade and Health Care will complete the Police State and turn us all in to prisoners.
“It wont, unfortunately, derail Copenhagen”
The Copenhagen Treaty is already dead in the water, since China and India are refusing to cooperate. They aren’t stupid. Russia said a while back that it’s energy economy “is carbon based” for the foreseeable future.
There was already considerable skepticism here in the US (most people don’t feel any warming is caused by humans). It would have been political suicide in the long run to enact massive taxes and kill our economy over a non-effect.
The release of this information, which shows:
1) Illegal resistance to FOIA requests
2) Tampering with scientific data to support CAGW
3) Probable destruction of data to prevent peer replication (or not) of results
4) Suppression of scientific data that contradicted their theories
5) Suppression of opposing scientific viewpoints in peer reviewed publications (then claiming that due to few peer reviewed papers being published the other side had no evidence)
6) Guidelines for brainwashing the gullible masses with their viewpoint
7) Probable money laundering
is absolutely enough to show CAGW has been an enormous scam.
It will also doubtless result in a Congressional investigation into similar entities here in the US, the IPCC in particular. I expect Senator Inhofe had a party last night.
Some of the top folks at CRU will very likely never practice science again, and the worst offenders will likely end up in jail.
This is the biggest scientific scandal of all time. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. Literally TRILLIONS of dollars, and the entire future of the US economy were on the line.
It doesn’t matter if the big MSM outlets are slow to cover this. It’s gone viral, Fox and Drudge are both carrying it - the cat’s out of the bag!
Victory is at hand! WOOHOO!
Second quote is key. This is how environmental reporters - indeed, reporters in general - work. Get a few key sources, use them for quotes or stories all the time. Result: lazy, biased news reporting.
Racism, Global Warming and Barack Obama’s intelligence are three topics with which no one can expect a civil discussion with me. If you want me to laugh in your face, bring up one of these topics and try to treat it seriously. Frauds, hoaxes, manufactured problems. I’m tired of it all.
I can’t wait to hear Lindsey Graham’s excuse for this. And Gingrich, as well. They’ll probably just brush it off as propaganda, or lies the “deniers” have made up.
reported in the damn blog.
Science, business, legislation -- lots of what reporters write about involves issues that reporters know little about. That's how these illegitimate relationships form.
The reporters cannot write intelligently about the issues unless knowledgeable insiders HELP them understand and HELP them write their articles. Check out the scientist/reporter emails in the NY Times thread.
The price for all this help and access, is that the reporter had better report in a way that pleases his "helpers" and sources, or he will find their help cut off. Much of current "reporting" is essentially reformatting of press releases from their sources.
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