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To: Kaslin

It should be pointed out that we cannot consistently applaud the Climategate whistleblower and denounce this gentleman.

At least insofar as the issue is theft, not forgery.


9 posted on 01/21/2013 6:36:32 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan
It should be pointed out that we cannot consistently applaud the Climategate whistleblower and denounce this gentleman.

Ahhh... to strain at a gnat and swallow a camel...

Of COURSE we can applaud the Climategate whistleblower and condemn Gleick! One was exposing academic and scientific fraud in public-funded supposedly-transparent researchers. The other stole documents of a private corporation that neither he nor the public had any right to, and which showed absolutely NO crime, wrongdoing, or other evidence of chicanery.

Sorry, but the context is everything. Is police wiretapping with a warrant the same as you recording your neighbor in the shower with a telephoto lens? This moronic wavering on matters of principle based on a desire to seem "fair" (especially when it has nothing to do with actual fairness) is the reason the GOP-e is constantly selling us out. It sure as heck shouldn't be the basis of argument on Free Republic...

10 posted on 01/21/2013 6:59:38 AM PST by Charles H. (The_r0nin) (Hwaet! Lar bith maest hord, sothlice!)
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To: Sherman Logan
It should be pointed out that we cannot consistently applaud the Climategate whistleblower and denounce this gentleman.

Not at all true, at least insofar as I understand the facts of the two cases. In Climategate, unethical and dishonest behavior was exposed, while here, as even his fellow traveler wrote he proved what? That heartland had a budget and planned to use it to advance the debate on the issue, while advocating for the position of the donors? Onoz! Hardly apples and oranges, even before considering the difference in how the "incriminating" material was obtained in the two cases.

17 posted on 01/21/2013 9:34:45 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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