Liberals claim to support transparency in government – until conservatives start finding shady things through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
New York Times bestselling author, litigator, and Competitive Enterprise Institute senior fellow Chris Horner has been filing such FOIAs for years and has turned up Obama’s “true plan” for cap-and-trade, a close relationship between an energy official and a Solyndra director – and more. Horner’s quest for public information, labeled as “criminal” by one Obama agency head, will be detailed in his upcoming book, “The Liberal War on Transparency.”
Very recently, Horner uncovered emails including two from July 2009 that connected Bill Lambrecht, an environmental reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, to the late Stephen H. Schneider, who was a Melvin and Joan Lane Professor for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies at Stanford and curator of ClimateChange.net.
Schneider used to appear in network news reports warning about global warming, claiming that humans were making heat waves worse and criticizing cars (“humans using the atmosphere as a free place to dump our tailpipe waste”). He also claimed “[climate] contrarians are given disproportionate representation in the media” – something Business & Media Institute analysis disproved.