Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
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Marc Morano of Climate Depot — a proud cosponsor of our Seventh International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago May 21- 23 — shared with us today his observations on the mainstream media’s double standard for tolerating provocative communication strategies when it comes to the climate.
Marc’s views are his own — and, as always with him, an invigorating read. Those who are subject to easily getting the vapors over such things should probably not heed the advice “click to continue” below. For the rest, here is the full-and-raw Marc Morano, who called out — and answered — some egregious examples of global warming alarmists using “provocative communications” about skeptics that the MSM seems to have missed:
“This is so silly. Every day now, skeptics are compared to Holocaust deniers and the media yawns. But Heartland does an edgy billboard accurately reflecting the views of those featured in it and the media acts as though they are offended?
“Here are a very few examples of this week’s Holocaust denier comparisons and other nasty stuff by warmists – just this week! Please show some balance!”
Tomkiewicz: ‘These [Hitler] ‘deniers’ might as well have been called skeptics in their day…I could not and would not ‘cheapen’ a genocide that killed most of my family and deprived me of my childhood’
Climate Depot Response: ‘Your skeptic/Holocaust denier comparisons do ‘cheapen’ a genocide that killed most of your family.’ You are not exempt from being offensive due to your horrible suffering’
Tomkiewicz: ‘I make my ‘climate change denier’ claim for one reason. It’s easy today to teach students to condemn the Holocaust, but it’s much more difficult to teach them how to try to prevent future genocides…I don’t want my grandchildren to die in a climate change genocide that we could have helped head off’
Prof. Andrew Glikson, Andrew Glikson of Australian National Univ. rips skeptical climate play: ‘ I wonder whether such a show, if concerned with denial of the holocaust of WWII, would have been conceived?…I suggest the show ‘The Heretic’…can only lead to trivialization & further denial of what the scientific world regards as the greatest threat humanity & nature are facing’
Peter Jacques seeks to argue that ‘denier’ is an appropriate label for those who question the theory of catastrophic global warming, and further, that comparisons with holocaust denial are indeed valid’
Another Academic Says Climate Skeptics Criminals Against Humanity: Prof. Donald Brown puts skeptics ‘into the company of such noted transgressors as Mao, Stalin, Pot’ — ‘Brown thought that showing his publicly available email and head shot—which are not hidden and are trivially easy to find at Penn State—represented ‘intimidation.’…But Morano himself hauls in plenty of scathing missives daily, as do others who run blogs expressing doubt that we should let government ‘solve’ climate change’
Prof. Jacques: ‘The question at hand is, ‘Why is there a social counter-movement that rejects climate change?’ This article begins by first naming this counter-movement ‘climate denial’ and working through the various apparent options by specifically looking at scholarship on Holocaust denial for insight. Through this insight, we can understand the counter-movement as a reactionary force working to sow confusion for ideological reasons that promote a specific privilege’
Penn State ‘Climate Ethics’ Prof. Donald Brown says skeptics are guilty of a ‘new crime against humanity’ for delaying action on global warming — ‘It is really evil stuff. It is nasty’ — Brown attacks Climate Depot for posting his email: [Climate Depot] puts my picture and my personal email and within 48 hours you get hundreds of really nasty [emails], some of them are up here, death threats, hate mail’
BBC’s John Bell: ‘The people who are most vocal in denying human responsibility for the disastrous effects of climate change are mostly male. The people who control factories of wage slaves in the developing world are almost exclusively men, as are the commanders of terrorist regimes. Leaders who threaten or declare war are mostly men as are those involved in paedophile gangs’