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If a scandal isn't reported by the media, does that mean it never happened?

For the millions of Americans who don't watch Fox News or listen to talk radio, the answer is a resounding yes.

Last Friday, November 20, evidence came to light that "appears to show a conspiracy to falsify data and suppress academic debate in order to exaggerate the possible threat of man-made global warming." Translation: The global warming movement rests almost entirely on the IPCC's claim to represent the "consensus" of climate science. That entire movement now stands discredited.

In the face of this absolutely shameful and possibly criminal revelation of chicanery, deceit and manipulation of data, the mainstream media has stuck to their decades long policy of ignoring any evidence or opinion that challenges their firm belief that the world is undergoing a climate crisis. A crisis that can only be rectified if all global citizens drastically change their behavior.

Despite these revelations, the AP's science writer continued reporting on the worsening climate non-crisis, "Since the 1997 international accord to fight global warming, climate change has worsened and accelerated — beyond some of the grimmest of warnings made back then." Scary stuff, if it were true.

CNN chimed in, reporting their own shocking headlines: Sea Level Rise Could Cost Port Cities $28 Trillion. Remember, this 'news' story was published after evidence had come to light that credibly challenged the very facts CNN was reporting. Yawn.

Six days after this scandal came to light, ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC and NBC had yet to make their viewers aware of what is being called "the greatest [scandal] in modern history." A scandal that could derail the whole concept of man-made global warming. And, coincidently, the $129 billion carbon market that rests on this shaky and manipulated data.

Also ignoring this scandal is our very own president, who announced last Wednesday that he will attend the long-anticipated, high-stakes global climate summit in Copenhagen. Obama's climate czar, Carol Browner, announced on the very same day that global warming science is "settled.' No need to even address those pesky e-mails that purport to show differently.

"I'm sticking with the 2,500 scientists. These people have been studying this issue for a very long time and agree this problem is real," said Ms. Browner. The 2,500 hundred scientists, by the way, are comprised mainly of United Nations bureaucrats who have a vested interest in the massive wealth re-distribution that they suggest as a solution to this non-crisis.

On Thursday, more evidence of climate chicanery came to light - but was again ignored by the media. Gerd Leipold, the outgoing leader of Greenpeace, admitted that his organization's recent claim that the Arctic Ice will disappear by 2030 was "a mistake." Oops.

Also on Thursday, information surfaced that indicates Australia, also, appears to have been tinkering with raw data in order to make "global warming' appear scarier that it really is.

Again, no mention was made in the U.S. media. Oh, CNN did finally acknowledged the issue yesterday by reporting that there was "very little context" in the e-mail evidence. CNN declined to publish any of the damning e-mails and they failed to identify any of those 'leading scientists' whose work has been shown to be a possible fraud.

These 'leading scientists' then continued with business as usual, issuing another dire proclamation, "Tackling climate change will help prevent millions of deaths among people who are alive now and save the world for future generations."

These same scientists then responded to the damning evidence to the contrary in the usual way. By attacking and discrediting the motives of the messenger. "We're facing an effort by special interests who are trying to confuse the public," said Richard Somerville, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and a lead author of the UN IPCC Fourth Assessment Report.

As of this writing, Fox News is the only national outlet reporting on this scandal. Website WattsUpWithThat and Canada Free Press appear to be the only media investigating the hacked e-mails that seem to show a decades long conspiracy to fudge climate data and squelch any and all opposing data and scientists.

The 'garbage-in, garbage-out' climate models the IPCC use as a basis to portend the end of life on earth now appear to be false. Global 'leaders' conveniently ignore the burgeoning scandal and continue to insist that unless a massive re-distribution of global wealth is immediately enacted, global warming will threaten every man woman and child on earth.

Americans can disagree on the extent of climate change and even question man's role in it. The issue at hand however, is the fact that the media, whose job is to report facts, has declined to do so. The media, with Fox News as the only exception, have bought onto Dan Rather's "fake but accurate" view of the so-called 'global-warming' crisis.

Father Earth, Algore sums it up best: “This is not a political issue, or a scientific issue or a psychological issue – it’s a moral issue. If anything it’s actually a spiritual issue.” There you have it. If you don't agree with the unscientific 'consensus' than you're a really stupid, bad and immoral person. The left has spoken and the media agrees. Case closed.

Nancy Morgan is a columnist and news editor for RightBias.com
She lives in South Carolina

Tags: Al, Gore, climate, crisis, global, globaloney, warming

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Boy Howdy! It sure didn't take long for this forum to degenerate into the usual muck-raking, finger-pointing, blame assigning that is associated with Tee Bee Dee. Where's the link for giving out kudos?!!!? Where's Dinky when we need him?
One thing is certain: this is still an issue that resonates within everybody. This side will claim it is right, refuting all evidence to the contrary. The other side will do exactly the same, so where does that leave us?
Believe and say what you will. One thing remains certain and that is the fact that when Mother Earth has grown tired of the pestilence of man, she will rid herself of him and he shall be as extinct as the dinosaur and every age before.
No, there is no climate change. No, there is no climate change. No, there is no climate change...

Can I litter and waste and kill now without being caught?

Fox News?
News? Do they do the news? Or talk about what they think is newsy?
For years, I have been trying to engage in debate with the left. To date, all my efforts have been met with the type of discussion epitomized by this thread: a complete lack of debate on the facts raised in the article.
This gives credence to my assertion that the left is unable to debate the issues on the facts, and 99% of the time, responds to arguments they don't agree with by demeaning the messenger and/or shifting the focus to an unrelated side issue.
I believe this is intellectually lazy. Its easy to cast aspersions and question motives - its much harder to debate specific facts.
If you'll notice, absolutely no-one in this forum has address the issue = that the mainstream media has not made available the facts of this scandal. I believe that is an important issue.
Don't you all believe that every American should be given access to both sides of the story in order to make informed decisions?
I very much would like to find someone on the left that is willing to debate the issues on facts instead of emotions. I know that no matter how thin the pancake, there are always 2 sides. I have yet, however, to find anyone on the left that will debate issues instead of emotions.
If you disagree, I'd live to hear your POV - but I will not waste anymore time responding to idiots who are more interested in demeaning the messenger than in debating the issue.
A good question ... What do we do with "knowledge", that has been gleaned unlawfully or unethically? What if someone hacks into a private e-mail and uncovers a murder confession? .... Maybe prosecute the unlawful hacker, but also investigate the alleged murder, and let it run its course .........
A good question ... What do we do with "knowledge", Quote Jack Z.

It looks like nothing is sacred at all on this net. The hackers know our credit cards, SS numbers, credit history.
Someone is needed to take the initiative and clean out these hackers.
I fought spyware on my computer for six months. I would clean it out and it would raise its ugly head again.
I had a key-logger which logged everything I enter on my keyboard. Then it sends this information to god knows where. This freaked me out not because I was trying to hide something, I don’t hide anything anyway.
MS and Apple are going to have to put their heads together and stop this once and for all.

Could it be?

Global warming causes global cooling.

Fox Spews is the epitome of the Propaganda Model - specifically filtering the information that is revealed in the conservative mainstream media. Press freedom is limited in this case by the simple fact that owners of the media corporations are driven by free market ideology - wealthy people sit on the boards of these major corporations and often they have contacts with large multinational corporations heavily involved in controversial areas that are antithetical to the green movement or research into climate modeling. How likely will Fox Spews allow the criticism of the source of its material wealth?

Also advertisers have to be placated - the media has to be sympathetic to business interests, such as the automobile and petrochemical industries. The threat of lost advertising dollars will effect the editorial content of Fox - they can not afford to lose major sponsors. So the 'news' must be tilted to preserving the status quo.

This is the method of operation of mainstream conservative media in our society - has been so for decades. If you haven't come to this realization yet - you are pretty damn dumb.

For a more diverse coverage of the issues facing the world today and opinions from the non-ruling elite try democracynow.org and aclu.org.
Do you have any facts to back up your assertions?
As a matter of fact I do: The 1988 book Manufacturing Consent by Noam Chomsky and Edward Herman. Also the paper A Short History of Neo-Liberalism : Twenty Years Of Elite Economics And Emerging Opportunities for Structural Change by Susan George.

As to having a discussion about global warming or the melting of the polar ice caps, it would only make sense when your Jiminy Cricket crowd can actually come up with some rational arguments - besides quoting the Bible or creationist textbooks.

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Founded in 1984, CEI is a Washington - based conservative think tank "whose research on public policy reflects the principles of free enterprise, individual liberty and limited government." CEI is at the center of the global warming misinformation campaign.

CEI has tackled tough and contentious scientific issues such as global warming, carbon dioxide and fuel-economy standards, most recently expanding into the politics of food. It has become the go-to think tank in the fight against excessive federal government regulations, supporters say. (Beyond the Theories: Think Tank Debunks Popular Myths; Audrey Hudson, May 18, 2004, Washington Times)

The organization mixes free-market ideas with the antiregulation and environmental movements, but unlike most institutes that are content just to think and speak, the CEI does not shy away from forcing action through the courts or the legislative process.

CEI, among many other statements denying the seriousness of global warming, has argued that climate change would create a "milder, greener, more prosperous world" and that "Kyoto was a power grab based on deception and fear" (R. Brunet, "It Just Ain't So, Say These Reputable Scientists" Alberta Report, 10 November, v.24(48) 1997 p20-21). In addition to leading the campaign to convince the public that global warming is uncertain, CEI has weighed in on pesticide risk and endocrine disrupting chemicals - both of which pose no threat to human health, in CEI's view - and has supported regulatory "takings" measures.

CEI supports eventual elimination of the Superfund and has advocated the complete privatization of the Endangered Species Act, arguing that species protection would meet the level of "demand," based on how much citizens are willing to pay for habitat preservation (CLEAR fact sheet). CEI has a long anti-environmental pedigree. CEI is a member of the State Policy Network and the Cooler Heads Coalition. CEI was a sponsor of the first Wise Use conference in 1988 and has had membership in the Get Government Off Our Backs coalition, the wise use umbrella group. CEI is also a network member of The Heritage Foundation, Alliance for America, and the anti-Endangered Species Act group, Grassroots ESA Coalition. CEI was also a co-sponsor of the 1998 NY State Property Rights Conference.

With more than a $3 million annual budget, CEI is supported by both conservative foundations and corporate funding. Known corporate funders in addition to ExxonMobil include the American Petroleum Institute, Cigna Corporation, Dow Chemical, EBCO Corp, General Motors, and IBM. One of CEI's prominent funders is conservative Richard Scaife who has provided money through the Carthage and Sara Scaife Foundations. CEI is also heavily supported by the various Koch brother foundations. (http://www.disinfopedia.org/wiki.phtml?title=Competitive_Enterprise...)




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