Thursday, December 03, 2009

The White House and Network News Programs
"Acting Stupidly" about Climategate

Does ObamaTeam really think they can just stonewall the news about Climategate? I guess they really are arrogant enough to try. Robot Gibbs is such a dope, and he proves it again here when he says, "There's no real scientific basis in dispute of this." I guess he enjoys playing a scientist on TV, even though his degree is in Poli Sci from North Carolina State. Shut up, Gibbs. Has he even heard of the hacked emails? Who cares. Imagine being a journalist and having to face this drooling tool every day.

Michelle Malkin has a delicious quote from Barack Obama, something he said back in March about "putting science above politics" when lifting the ban on government-funded human embryonic stem cell research. “Promoting science isn’t just about providing resources — it’s also about protecting free and open inquiry,” Obama said during the signing ceremony. “It’s about letting scientists like those who are here today do their jobs, free from manipulation or coercion, and listening to what they tell us, even when it’s inconvenient — especially when it’s inconvenient. It is about ensuring that scientific data is never distorted or concealed to serve a political agenda — and that we make scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.”

These people are such hypocrites. Evidently ObamaTeam continues to think that denial is the way to go, as they prepare to attend the Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen yet have made no mention of Climategate. The conference should be cancelled, but barring that, Obama ought to have the sense to stay away. However, not to worry, the Obama-sanctioned network "news" outlets are cooperating with his denial. According to the Business and Media Institute, reporting yesterday, it's been 12 days since the Climategate scandal broke, and still no mention has been made of it on morning or evening programs on ABC, CBS, or NBC.

Quoting from Business and Media Institute: The ClimateGate scandal, as it is being called, has the hallmarks of a major news story: private emails purporting to show unethical or illegal behavior supplied by a hacker or whistleblower, high profile scientists like James Hansen and Michael Mann, and a potential conspiracy to distort science for political gain. But the networks haven’t bothered with the story.

During the two weeks that the network news shows haven't found time for the Climategate scandal, they've reported on Tiger Woods' car accident at least 37 times. How many stories have they done on the White House gate crashers? Yet nothing on Climategate. This is yet another (and perhaps the most egregious yet) example of journalistic malpractice, but who is going to call them on it?

BMI continues: The three broadcast networks ignored ClimateGate even in reports about the upcoming climate change conference. On Nov. 25, all three evening newscasts mentioned Obama would be going to Copenhagen. NBC’s Brian Williams called global warming “one of the biggest issues facing the planet,” But didn’t say a word about the hacked emails or possibly manipulated data that laid the foundation for emissions reductions.

Obama will travel to Copenhagen on December 9. He will pick up his Nobel Prize in Oslo, Norway on December 10. I will be very curious to see what he has to say in Copenhagen

Update. Rather than "Climategate," I think we should refer to it as ClimateFraud.

1 comment:

nobackindown said...

EXCELLENT job - keep hammering them!