Curious Publishing Ethics
What a curious episode in the annals of The Washington Post and its fellow travelers at Newsweek, Time,
CBS, ABC, NBC, and sundry other mainstream news outlets that recently
put their selective principles on display for all to see. Did you read
the story that broke on Monday, November 23 about prominent
climatologists in the UK and the US who have been fabricating and hiding
documentation that appears to reduce “Global Warming” from settled
science to junk science? You didn’t hear anything about it if you rely
on the mainstream media giants named above. E-mails between leading
climatologists in the US and the UK, which have now been posted on the
web, show that the earth is not warming, but rather is in a cooling
phase. Moreover, the hidden data indicates that these acclaimed
climatologists have data that indicates the earth has apparently been
cooling since the 1960s. Yet in public, they have continued to assert
that the earth is flat, the sky is falling, and that you and I have
caused the earth to warm. These climatologists and their friends in the
left-leaning news media say that you and I have to reduce our carbon
footprint to avert disaster. We have to reduce our standard of living
and enact painful, job killing taxes to survive.
the damning e-mails were released due to their website being hacked or
because of a whistleblower (no one apparently knows what exactly
happened), were the giants of the mainstream media who got conned
outraged? Did they pour their venom on those who tricked them and the
American public? Did these paragons of self-proclaimed virtue rage at
the corruption and dishonesty of “scientists” who have foisted a hoax on
the world? Did these guardians of the public interest shout the news
of this scandal from the housetops and over the airwaves?
answer is no. The silence was deafening. There were no front page
stories or lead stories on the nightly news. There was only silence.
Integrity took a holiday. Their principles were apparently set aside.
There was no righteous indignation.
The Washington Post
sanctimoniously announced that it was above revealing the content of
private correspondence. The other minions of the print and broadcast
media took their marching orders and remained silent. Apparently the
public did not have a right to know.
these are the same folks who are always too eager to publish classified
information that can damage the United States and its men and women in
uniform. All the way back to Daniel Ellsberg, the Post has
published purloined papers with exuberance and glee because, as they
stated, the public had a right to know. They never hesitated to put
stolen classified documents right on the front page. Scoundrels like
Ellsberg were celebrated.
You may recall more recently that the Post
eagerly published classified information on Extraordinary Rendition and
Waterboarding, in an attempt to put the US in a bad light. There was
no concern for alerting our enemies in the field how to prepare for
enhanced interrogation techniques. No qualms about trashing the US.
After all, the public has a right to know!
but when the worm turns and their pet Global Warming theory has been
exposed as an apparent hoax, intentionally perpetrated by corrupt
“scientists,” it's not worthy of any coverage whatsoever. Did the cat
get their tongue?
Who are these
climatologists? They are much quoted men in the US and in the UK, who,
according to the now published emails, have not only stonewalled
requests for historical climate information, but have also falsified
data. Their cover-up includes deleted e-mails, altered data, and a
campaign to deny academic peer review of any paper which would undercut
their assertion that global warming is settled science. Along the way
they have vilified legitimate scientists as “skeptics” and even
“deniers” (in a clear attempt to equate these men with those who deny
As noted earlier, it’s not
clear if their e-mail correspondence was “hacked” as they claim, or
whether it was a courageous whistleblower inside the University of East
Anglia Climate Research Unit (CRU) that posted the e-mails on the
internet. What is clear is that the e-mails are not taken out of
context and that Phil Jones (Director of the East Anglia Climate
Research Unit) and many renowned climatologists around the globe
apparently intended to deceive the public and to discredit any other
climatologist who disagreed with them.
These are men of low character. If it were not for the Wall Street Journal, FOX News, The Washington Times
and bloggers as well as those in talk radio, this cover up would never
have come to light. This scandal is far worse in its potential impact
than Watergate. Some of the actions proposed in Europe and in the US
could condemn those in third world countries to permanent poverty and
Sadly, those who have only been
reading the mainstream news media and turning on ABC, CBS and NBC have
not heard a word about this scandal. It apparently reaches into NASA
(Gavin Schmidt of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies) and major US
universities (Michael Mann, director of the Pennsylvania State
University Earth System Science Center). Moreover, it’s likely that
this is just the tip of the iceberg. Who knows how many other
government and United Nations officials, along with other high profile
scientists in think tanks and universities, are accomplices to the men
already implicated in this cover up?
nasty, ugly story. One e-mail even suggests violence against another
climatologist because he had the temerity to challenge their data.
Other aspects include attempts to blacklist those who disagree with
their argument that the globe is not only warming, but it is caused by
Prior to the release of these emails when Michael Mann was asked by the Wall Street Journal
about the charge that he and his colleagues suppress opposing views, he
said he “won’t dignify that question with a response.” Perhaps we
could now classify his response as arrogant dishonesty.
is the liberal outrage at this hoax that has been perpetrated on the
American people, and indeed people around the world? Where is the
commitment to disclose the truth? What about the public’s right to
Only one Republican Senator, James
Inhofe, has called for a full investigation. Have laws been broken?
Should there be demands for resignations? Where is the outrage?
fact that the globe is cooling is, as Al Gore might say, an
inconvenient truth that gets in the way of the political movement to
take more and more freedom from the average American. Without global
warming, what excuse will they have to tell you and I what kind of light
bulbs we can use, what kind of cars we can drive, how and when we can
heat our homes, how many children we can have, how we can use our
property, and all the other restrictions on our freedom that they seek?
on you in the news media who deign to print only what advances your
biased point of view. Shame on you who do not truly believe the public
has a right to know. Shame on those of you who countenance dishonesty.
Shame on you who are willing to compromise the integrity of science to
advance your corrupt ideology.
May your readership and your audience continue to decline until you become totally irrelevant.