Lisa Jackson may not have said that Congressional GOP were jack-booted thugs, but she still spewed newsworthy falsehoods to Berkeley students.
According to the video of her talk, Jackson said,
Some of you may have seen a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed written by a long-time climate denier who performed a comprehensive study on the data that he had been casting down on for a long time, and his conclusion was that “global warming is real.
Contrary to the Climategate scandal which was a couple of e-mails from a handful of researchers, not well-written but out there nonetheless, the Climategate was covered on every single major news outlet and network, the Wall Street Journal op-ed, the conversion of a key climate science denier, the affirmation of that which the vast majority of scientists has said is true for a long time got more attention from a segment on The Daily Show…
But Muller was never a skeptic, much less a long-time denier” and he has since retracted any impression he may have given that skepticism was not well-based.
Also, Climategate was much more than “a couple e-mails not well-written” as it helped devastate cap-and-trade.
Watch the video of Jackson’s talk.