What’s the difference between Climategate and Deniergate?
Brian Merchant writes at TreeHugger:
… Did you hear that? The president of the Heartland Institute thinks that posting confidential documents online is “an outrageous violation of ethics and law”. This truly is hilarious, as Mr. Bast reveals himself to be either entirely shameless, or at the very least, entirely oblivious.
Heartland’s onsite search engine turns back no fewer than 17 pages of search results from its own writings on an event it breathlessly calls “ClimateGate”. Recall, if you will, what formed the basis for that dragged-out, overhyped debacle? Pilfered private documents; confidential emails sent between climate scientists. And not once, to my knowledge, did Heartland ever question the ethics of circulating those materials…