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.
Latest posts by Jim Lakely (see all)
- Yes, New York Times Commenter Maggie Mae, ‘The Heartland’ Matters - January 9, 2017
- The Year in Climate Realism: A Review of 2016 - January 6, 2017
- Dear President-elect Trump: Don’t Listen to Ben Santer - December 28, 2016
This response to The Heartland Institute’s Monday press release about Obama tapping Gina McCarthy to be the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency was too fun not to share.
Our experts didn’t think much of the news. A climate “journalist” thought even less of the release than Heartland’s experts did of the news.
This is from Paul Koberstein — who apparently writes for something called the Cascadia Times in Portland, Oregon — and could not resist emailing me a profane rant … IN ALL CAPS, of course:
WHAT IS THIS SHIT…. GET OUT OF MY INBOX FUCKING LIARS FUCK YOU FUCK YOU YOU PLANTET RAPERS
For the record, all our press releases come with an easy-to-see “unsubscribe” link at the bottom. I was kind enough to click it for Mr. Koberstein. I wouldn’t want to cause him to go into a spasm of illiterate swearing again.