Category Archives: Media

Media Matters Smear of ICCC9 Speakers = Epic FAIL

Gotta feel sorry for the poor writers at Media Matters with their “Climate Denial Goes Vegas” attempt to smear all the speakers at the 9th International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas a few days ago. Their very first major wipeout was the title they chose for their smear, but they would not have had prior knowledge of how Lord Monckton was going to destroy the “denier” label there. With regard to me, Russell Cook, your humble Panel 9 “Communicating Climate Change: The Blogosphere” speaker, our friends at Media Matters made 6 errors in 4 line categories in their pathetic attempt to trash me. Continue reading

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Steyer-Bloomberg-Paulson Risky Business Project Too Busy to Defend Its Science

Former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson was on the PBS NewsHour last Wednesday night, explaining on behalf of his new Risky Business Project how much of an economic catastrophe inaction on solving global warming could be. Since I already had a set of tough questions to pose to organizations that otherwise proceed on the premise of man-caused global warming as settled science, I fired off those to Risky Business Project to see what result I’d get. Watch what happened in this case. Continue reading

Ross Gelbspan is Still Not a Pulitzer Winner (not even for just 4 Days) [*5/6/14 update, an ongoing label fumble]

What we have is a classic case of “now you see it, now you don’t”…. an egregiously incorrect accolade for global warming alarmist book author Ross Gelbspan that has now disappeared without explanation from an article at the highly regarded Columbia Journalism Review. [5/6/14 update now at 7th paragraph - the plot thickens] Continue reading

Jacoby on Preaching to the Unconverted.

Jeff Jacoby writes for the Boston Globe and he is a conservative.

Imagine being a conservative columnist for a NYT owned Boston newspaper. And Jacoby is not a fake conservative like the NYT David Brooks.

Here Jacoby talks about his 20 year life as a writer of opinions. He relates the nature of putting an opinion on paper and the responses he gets.

I found his approach or attitude to be similar to mine.

I offer opinions based on experience, education and scholarship and what I adopted as a philosophy of life.

We may start off as tabula rasa, but when we write as adults, not so. When we express opinions we tell our story and reveal ourselves and we hope to inform and influence our readers. Worth while–humans are social creatures.

Charlatans Rule at the EPA

Francesca Grifo PhD, doyen of scientific integrity at the Union of Concerned Scientists, has been appointed in charge of scientific integrity at EPA, a lateral move, junk science in the private enviro sector to the same role in government.

With this appointment the EPA accomplishes two things, cover for continued junk science and a thumb in the eye of any serious critic of EPA scientific misconduct.

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Warmist points out LATimes bans letters from skeptics — but prints horoscopes!

Graham Readfern writes in the Guardian: Continue reading

No Loss: Science reporters becoming an endangered species — But almost all are dodos, anyway

“Without journalists to uncover stories and speak to authoritative sources, the public loses,” says an editor. But science is not received wisdom. Virtually all science reporters have yet to figure that out. Who-says-what isn’t important. What’s important is how they know what they claim. Continue reading

Disgusting: Race-baiting WaPo columnist likens tea party to cross-burning, white citizens councils of old South

Courtland Milloy (no relation, thank God) writes: Continue reading

BBC pressured to silence skeptics — Warmists likened to ‘brain surgeons’, skeptics to ‘homeopaths’

The Guardian reports: Continue reading

Warmists seek scapegoat for IPCC failure, ask ‘Have the MSM failed us?’

English major Chris Mooney writes: Continue reading

WaPo’s Juliet Eilperin back to her old non-disclosure tricks — so we’ll do it for her

Juliet Eilperin “reports” in the WaPo: Continue reading

Charlie Rose talks to Gore for 30 minutes without mentioning 15-year halt to global warming

NewsBusters reports: Continue reading

Popular Science shuts down comments in (yet another) bid to silence skeptics

NPR reports: Continue reading

Joe Romm squeals like stuck pig over WaPo, NYTimes publishing anti-alarmist pieces

Joe Romm squeals at Climate Progress: Continue reading

Media Matters still trying to silence CNBC skeptic Joe Kernen — submit petitioned signed by 42,000 who don’t watch CNBC

Censorship is the American Left’s answer to political debate. Continue reading

No MSM Bias Here: Skeptics paid, but warmists work for free?

In its report of the Heartland Institute’s new report “Climate Change Reconsidered II: Physical Science,” the trade press publication Climatewire reports: Continue reading

Delingpole: BBC should keeping using ‘denier’ — ‘marks them out for the unreconstructed, scientifically illiterate bigots’

James Delingpole writes at the Telegraph: Continue reading

NBC ‘Sounding the Alarm’ on Climate Change: ‘Industrialized World’ Using More Than ‘Fair Share’ of Fossil Fuels

So is it okay for India to burn its fair share of coal? Continue reading

Reuters editor attacked by media for ‘climate skepticism’

The Daily Caller reports: Continue reading

Politico pushes Obama campaign message — GOP skeptics are crazy

Is a literal belief in the Book of Genesis really crazier than belief in a centrally-planned economy powered by windmills? Continue reading