BIG THREE NETWORKS: WHAT HACKED E-MAILS?
Posted by Andrew Roman on December 3, 2009
Please raise your hand if you are at all surprised at the big three network’s complete and utter dismissal of the “Climategate” fiasco. (I suspect that if it were possible for me to see all of you, there wouldn’t be a single elevated arm in the room). While Senator Barbara Boxer urges the public to focus on the real evil of Climategate – namely, the “conspiracy” involving criminal hackers who breeched the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit computers – the alphabet wing of the “drive-by” media (as Rush Limbaugh calls them) won’t even get in the car on this story, let alone drive by.
In short, ABC, CBS and NBC are not just short-changing the American public on the ever-unfolding scandal, they are ignoring it completely. While White House gatecrashers snag every headline across the map, the unraveling of arguably the greatest science scandal of all time has warranted nothing. While the extramarital affairs of golf’s greatest hero saturate the morning and evening news programs, there hasn’t been as much as a polar bear’s burp worth of time devoted to the crumbling of the man-made climate change castle.
As I wrote last week in my article, “Mainstream Media: What Global Warming Hoax?“:
Indeed, this is a story that ought to be plastered across every front page of the world. This charade, which has been called the greatest threat facing humanity and has been inculcated into every orifice of western culture for the better part of two decades, should have bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young Bob Woodwards itching to get out there to make their journalistic bones.
Sadly, it doesn’t.
And while all the time in the world is being spent on the “Global Climate Summit” in Copenhagen next week, the fraudulent science behind the summit – and the uncovering of e-mails between the movement’s main players seemingly confirming it – have yet to be acknowledged.
Julia A. Seymour at the Media and Business Institute writes:
It’s been nearly two weeks since a scandal shook many people’s faith in the scientists behind global warming alarmism. The scandal forced the University of East Anglia (UK) to divulge that it threw away raw temperature data and prompted the temporary resignation of Phil Jones of the university’s Climate Research Unit.
Despite that resignation and calls by a U.S. senator to investigate the matter, ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news programming has remained silent – not mentioning a word about the scandal since it broke on Nov. 20, even as world leaders including President Barack Obama prepare to meet in Copenhagen, Denmark next week to promote a pact to reduce greenhouse gases.
Other news outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN and Associated Press have deemed ClimateGate worthy of reporting, but the networks were too busy reporting on celebrity car accidents and the killer whale that ate a great white shark. Instead of airing a broadcast news segment that might inform the public about the science scandal, both ABC and CBS relegated the story to their Web sites. There was one mention of the scandal on ABC’s Sunday talk show: “This Week with George Stephanopoulos.”
One can only imagine the hullabaloo if, hypothetically, the hacked e-mails of CRU were discovered to be bogus. If it turned out, for example, that the e-mails were created by a band of disgruntled scientists who were angry at not receiving a beaucoup of grant money like the global warming big boys (because, after all, there is no money in denying global warming), the alphabets would be all over it like Joe Biden on dumb. Round the clock coverage of Tiger Woods’ infidelity might even seen a break over that one.
As it is, this may be the biggest story to be ignored since Saddam Hussein’s food-for-oil scandal.
And why is it so big?
Because the religion of man-made global warming is poised to change the way the entire world functions on almost every level of existence. The belief that the earth is in peril because of human activity, and the actions that will be taken by hysterical alarmists to combat it, without a stitch of proof, will literally reshape the entire world’s economy and spawn a plethora of policies that will cripple prosperity and productivity. It is an imposition of blind faith through stringent regulations and free-market killing initiatives. It is a form of tyranny, based on a phantom crisis, that will erode liberty, impede progress, and put countless people out of work while conferring the kind of power on government that would make a totalitarian blush with envy.
Personally, I couldn’t care less if every one of these enviro-fascists believe the world is fixed to come to a horrific end in thirty years (or whatever the latest timetable to doomsday is). It doesn’t matter to me if they believe the planet will die because there are too many SUVs on the roads or because my toilet tissue has too many plys to it – the same way it doesn’t matter to me if there are religious people who believe Judgment Day is three years away.
The difference, however, is that the beliefs of the conventionally religious, as irrational as they may appear to some, will not shatter entire economies. Belief that the world is six-thousand years old, for instance, harms no one else, whereas levying exorbitant taxes on corporations that go over their allotted limit of greenhouse gas emissions because of fraudulent, politically-driven, pseudo-science will do irreparable damage.
The myth of global warming will do more harm than the fairy-tale calamities dreamed up by the global warming scaremongers.
I would like to take this opportunity to tell the enviro-fascists where they can stick their squiggly light-bulbs, but then I might be accused of lobbying for proctologists.