Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How it always works

Not all conservatives are nut-jobs of course, but the one's that are nut-jobs are constantly spewing complete bullshit on television are allowed to make the most outrageous and patently fraudulent claims possible, loudly and early on.

Meanwhile, legitimate individuals, like actual scientists, are eventually shown to have been completely correct.

The House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee said Wednesday that they'd seen no evidence to support charges that the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit or its director, Phil Jones, had tampered with data or perverted the peer review process to exaggerate the threat of global warming – two of the most serious criticisms levied against the climatologist and his colleagues.

In their report, the committee said that, as far as it was able to ascertain, "the scientific reputation of Professor Jones and CRU remains intact," adding that nothing in the more than 1,000 stolen e-mails, or the controversy kicked up by their publication, challenged scientific consensus that "global warming is happening and that it is induced by human activity."

But the original liars are not punished, indeed their original lie makes it into the marrow of public debate while they find all new things to lie about, very loudly.



Anonymous said...

"A lie can make it half way around the world before the truth has time to put its boots on."

--- Mark Twain

UPDATED: "Rightwing lyin' liars can spread lies all around the world, while their fellow TV journalists in the MSM will conscientiously refuse to put their boots on."

--- Privatize the Profits! Socialize the Costs!

PS Just a reminder of a golden oldie--- remember that cute young TV journalist who dared to speak the truth about the War on Terra?

pansypoo said...

well, the deniers are certainly louder.