Saturday, February 20, 2010

How the denial lobby creates fake scandals

This is an important post - it shows how a fake scandal over some data in a IPCC report is turned into a storm in a tea-cup by right-wing conspiracy theorists;

Anyone following the recent string of articles in the mainstream press attacking the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) may have entertained a sneaking suspicion that the hidden hand of the climate denial lobby was at work behind many of them. That suspicion, it turns out, is exactly right – the fingerprints of the deniers are all over several of the key stories. More...

I have heard the lie time and time again that the denialists are not getting to tell the truth. Yet the reality is that a tiny group of oil-funded, ideologically driven fukbags are, time after time, allowed to puff up non-stories into bullshit-gate type stories with alarming regularity. Put simply the fruit-loons get masses of disproportional air-time. It seems to me that vast sections of the mainstream media desperately wants to believe the crack-post anti-science brigade. Facing the truth on gobal warming is so much harder (and harder work to report on as it is complex).

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