Skip to comments.MSNBC's Morning Joe Allows Ex- Playboy CEO to Peddle Climate Change Link To Gun Crime
Posted on 01/30/2013 3:55:36 PM PST by Kaslin
Hours before the Senate Judiciary Committee held Newtown-inspired gun control hearings, MSNBC's Morning Joe program brought on former Playboy chairwoman and CEO Christie Hefner to warn that warmer weather in Chicago has been a contributing factor in the number of gun deaths in the Windy City. "[W]e are having this climate change effect that is driving" young men in Chicago to commit 500 homicides in 2012 she insisted.
For his part, quasi-conservative host Joe Scarborough made no attempt to press Hefner on this outrageous claim, although he did mildly mock it. In doing so, however, he dismissed conservative bloggers with a lame stereotype:
CHRISTIE HEFNER: Well, to answer the question about is it higher? Yes. Last year we hit a record number of murders from guns. And this year we are already outpacing last year's numbers. Now, there are contributing factors that are not under anybody's control and may seem odd, but it is factually true. One of them is actually the weather. There is a dramatic increase in gun violence when it is warmer. And we are having this climate change effect that is driving that. But I do think -- and from people I talked to in Chicago--
JOE SCARBOROUGH: By the way, Chris Christie, can I just stop you and say conservative bloggers across America, thank you for saying that climate change is responsible for the rising murder rates in Chicago. You have just made a lot of people in their basements of their mothers' homes very happy.
HEFNER: I don't believe that's exactly what I said. I said there are a number of contributing factors and a correlation between heat waves and gun violence.
The funny thing is Christie contradicted herself. She said climate change was affecting the epidemic violence gripping Chicago, but said that she only meant heat waves. What have climate warmists talked about to support their claim? They use the rising global temperatures, which have stalled for sixteen years, to back up their claim. ABC News used did a segment on 2012 being the "hottest year" to promote climate change initiatives. So, in this little exchange we see an unhinged theory that climate change causes us to kill people, news hosts failing to press Hefner on it, and the gun control debate taking a rather bizarre turn into climatology.
I’m guilty too...I farted and I’m sure that set off a wave of gun violence in Chicago...this is confession hour isn’t it?
grasping at air...literally...
Why do they not teach post hoc ergo proprter hoc in school anymore? Or fallacies in general?
this will go into the “You can’t make this stuff up “file!
And pornography contributes to child molestation, sexual assaults and sex trafficking.
So, what is your point, Christine?
"Quasi" is not a synonym for "pseudo."
I mean, Miss HEFNER.
They only discuss fallacies in the context of condom placement.
These people are shamelessly desperate
Last year was one of the warmest on record for our county in Western North Dakota. Nobody was murdered. The last murder in this county was in 1987 or so. It was in the dead of winter and the victim was not from here. The killer was not from here either. At the minute it is 3 below zero and the wind is whipping at 25 MPH. Too darned cold to kill any one by any means.
Faux conservative Scarborough is a genuine a$$.
Why doesn’t Christie Heffner shut up and stick to the things she knows best, tits and ass?
Guess she thinks that any temporary increase in temperature is an example of a “hot flash” by Mother Earth. Wonder what she would call a temporary cold spell? The Apocalypse?
I’m also waiting for her to come out as a supporter of traditional marriage. Waiting, waiting.
I wonder if she agrees with her father’s pathological habit of marrying young women just for sex? Gee, Obama Family Values from Chicago. Who’d thunk?
As for Joe Scarborough. He’s an example of a once decent Republican whose brain has been turned to liberal mush by his association with the mentally ill leftists who infest MSNBC.
Don’t think that even radical brain surgery can save him now.
[Might as well get in as many shots at the Left as I can re one story about the wingnuts of the media]
Agree with the article but NB needs to do a bit of proofreading.
Its always good to get the perspective of one of America’s leading pimps on matters of national importance. Who else but Joe, where else but MSNBC.
Looks like Pittsburgh had better do some real hiring if they want to win any pennants this century.
This is the dumbest generation.
I’m so glad I let my subscription expire. Nevermind that is was more advertisements than actual content, pictorials and otherwise.
No, they are just unabashedly stupid.
There is a difference.
Just think how bad it would be if AK 47s hadn’t been designed in one of coldest climates in the world. (How am I doing at liberal logic?)
You may be right, but I'll bet he's just a ratings whore, like pierced moron and that bag of fartgas, shultz.