“I do not believe that the solution to our problem is simply to elect the right people. The important thing is to establish a political climate of opinion which will make it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing. Unless it is politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing, the right people will not do the right thing either, or if they try, they will shortly be out of office.”
― Milton Friedman

“Human beings are born with different capacities. If they are free, they are not equal. And if they are equal, they are not free.”
― Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Global Warming tm as religion

Close upon the heels of the Union of Concerned Scientists' laughably biased survey, we have a Global Warming Smear from UK tabloids being reported straight up by the Washington Post after vigorous fact-checking. That is, they applied the standard pioneered by the New York Times' Jayson Blair and
infamously associated with Dan Rather.

As a result, the American Enterprise Institute is accosted by:

... Senators Bernard Sanders, Patrick Leahy, Dianne Feinstein and John Kerry sent a letter to Mr. DeMuth complaining that "should these reports be accurate," then "it would highlight the extent to which moneyed interests distort honest scientific and public policy discussions. . . . Does your donors' self-interest trump an honest discussion over the well-being of the planet?"
AEI is capable of defending itself, but the Volokh Conspiracy has more worth reading here.

It not just free speech these Copperheads want suppressed, it's the scientific method.

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