Monday, March 19, 2007

The Capricious gods on Mount Journalism

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane. - Marcus Aurelius

I found the quote above in the comments section of a Newsbuster’s article. The commenter, dscott, claims membership in The 14th Amendment Society. To my sorrow, this group appears to be non-existent, though I appreciate the sentiment. We need "The 14th Amendment Society." If you follow the link to his site, you’ll see why he wants one.

the ‘real’ presidentMeanwhile, the Newsbuster’s essay is most encouraging. Enough to put some shine on your Monday. Who would have thought Algore’s hallucinations would have jumped the shark so soon after his glorious Hollywood appearance? Not I. Surely this Henny-Penny-the-sky-is-falling scare-mongering had several more months of slavering media attention due?

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Apparently not. The gods of Journalism, pronouncing from Mt. New York Times, have decided - for their own [currently] inscrutable reasons - that Algore’s theories need a brake. Here, Noel Sheppard hat tips Drudge for the report:

Question: When you’re a liberal, how do you know if you’re on thin ice, especially the kind that you’re claiming is melting all over the planet due to global warming?

Answer: When even papers like the New York Times are publishing articles skeptical of the junk science you’ve been peddling across the questionably warming globe.

Sure, soon-to-be-Dr. Gore has kind of won an Oscar for his schlockumentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” even though all he got to take home that evening was Tipper and all the food she was able to stuff into her pocketbook at the buffets thrown in his honor.

However, it must have been a quite shock to find out that the leftists working for Punch Sulzberger were going to publish a not so adoring article after all that oohing and aahing Gore received from the Hollywood elites just days prior…

Poor Tipper.

Sympathy aside, it is amazing that the gods have turned their gaze from Algore so soon.

What goes here? Who is going to be propped up in his stead? Obviously, they are dethroning AG, but in preparation for whose coronation?

Bad science on the environment has wafted from the pages of the NYT since the 1970’s. Why this sudden conversion to reality?

Stay tuned. The Times could get interesting.


corndog said...

As you are apparently well aware, the environmental movement has been completely commandeered by the anti-capitalists of the world. It is therefore not a harmless issue, one that we could ignore with impunity. For years skeptics in the scientific community were silenced or ignored, and now we begin to see them speak out. I think that the internet in general, and blogs in particular, gave them the confidence to speak up.

The turning point however, came when Michael Crichton wrote his book, and then was willing to debate the topic with anyone.

The science that anthropogenic global warming is based on is clearly faulty, and required outright fabrication (the hockey stick) to sustain.

Thank you for posting on this topic.

Nate said...

I'll offer my own euphemism: people of negotiable virtue

bernie said...

A bigger threat than global warming is the threat of Islamic Global Swarming.

Every Tuesday I pick a blog on my blogroll and do a photo-color mosaic of their home page. This time it is the Gates of Vienna. You don't win anything, nor is there any worldwide acclamation or golden trophy to put on your mantle at home. Just the appreciation of a fellow blogger who enjoys a good read.

Thank You.

The link is OTA - Gates of Vienna

Sissy Willis said...

It gets better:

Lord Monckton has thrown down the gauntlet to challenge Gore to what he terms "the Second Great debate," an internationally televised, head-to-head, nation-unto-nation confrontation on the question, "That our effect on climate is not dangerous."

Monckton, a former policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher during her years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said, "A careful study of the substantial corpus of peer-reviewed science reveals that Mr. Gore's film, An Inconvenient Truth, is a foofaraw of pseudo-science, exaggerations, and
errors, now being peddled to innocent schoolchildren worldwide

Daniel Greenfield said...

global warming advocates know better than to hang the credibility of their ideas on an unstable fellow like Gore, who's been a public laughingstock more than once

where Gore goes he helplessly generates waves of ridicule with his pompousness and inflated claims and egotism

and once some advocates began framing the debate in terms of calling critics, holocaust deniers, a backlash was inevitable

there's enough controversy on the subject that most scientists don't fancy that degree of extreme polarization or politicization of the subject

they're happy if the attention brings them extra funding, but not at Gore's price

Wally Ballou said...

"foofaraw"? That's wonderful.

American Heritage Dictionary - foo·fa·raw (fōō'fə-rô')
Excessive or flashy ornamentation.
A fuss over a trifling matter.

[Probably from Spanish fanfarrón, boaster; see fanfaronade, and from French frou-frou, rustling (of imitative origin).]

It's also an Argle-bargle.

All good Pogo words

Wally Ballou said...

I think the Old Gray "Lady" (of easy virtue) is swooning over the coffee-colored Ken doll from Illinois at the moment.

I don't read the old b!tch myself, but I have cought wind that the Clintons are griping about their unfair treatment by the NYT. tsk.

We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst. We castrate and then bid the geldings to be fruitful. - C.S. Lewis