Wednesday, March 21, 2007

"The Muzzling of Climate Scientists"

Sorry J.Marquis...you know you're one of my favorite lefty-bloggers, but your "Bush scandals" post has just been the gift that keeps on giving! LOL

One of the oft touted Bush offenses by the left'o'sphere is the government plot to silence those that would promote the man-made-global-warming theory...

To the NYT in January of '06:
"The top climate scientist at NASA says the Bush administration has tried to stop him from speaking out since he gave a lecture last month calling for prompt reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases linked to global warming..." (source)

And in front of Congress in '07:
"...A NASA scientist who said the Bush administration muzzled him because of his belief in global warming yesterday acknowledged to Congress that he'd done more than 1,400 on-the-job interviews in recent years.
James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who argues global warming could be catastrophic, said NASA staffers denied his request to do a National Public Radio interview because they didn't want his message to get out.
But Republicans told him the hundreds of other interviews he did belie his broad claim he was being silenced.
"We have over 1,400 opportunities that you've availed yourself to, and yet you call it, you know, being stifled," said Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican..." (source)

So he was "muzzled" by the Bush Administration...other than the 1,400 times he wasn't...?

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