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Monday, November 05, 2007

Science: The Political View And Al Gore


Al Gore points out something that has truly bugged the bejeepers out of your hosts at this fine establishment - the "fair and balanced" approach of the media to covering the news means that if Person A says the world is round, the media goes looking for a Person B who says the world is flat, just so they can claim to offer a "balanced" report.

That's simply ridiculous. We have ample proof that the world is round, not flat, and to give equal airtime to some lone nutbag who believes something that has been refuted by countless peer-reviewed studies and empirical evidence is simply a waste of time and breath. And I'm so glad Al Gore is saying it, because the Unwashed Masses don't listen to the lonely bloggers who are the voice of this corner of the blogosphere.

Thus, when climate scientist John Christy wrote an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal taking issue with Vice President Al Gore's assertions about global warming, Gore took the opportunity of a television appearance on Monday to address Christy's claims.

Professional dumbkopf eyecandy goblock Meredith Viera of CNN raised Christy's claims with Gore, who promptly rose to the challenge,
... saying that "part of the challenge the news media has had in covering this story is the old habit of taking the 'on the one hand, on the other hand' approach. There are still people who believe that the earth is flat. But when you're reporting on a story like the one you're covering today, where you have people all around the world, you don't search out for someone who still believes the earth is flat and give them equal time."
What a mensch! And to think, because the Supreme Court stacked with his Daddy's friends took away Gore's victory and gave it to a spoiled, petulant, boneheaded alky druggie fratboy, we've had eight years to stew in corruption, a busted economy, collapsing infrastructure, diminishing healthcare, a broken society, and increased poverty for most and obscene riches for a very, very few.

I could've had this brilliant, articulate, humane, compassionate, competent man for my President instead. Thanks for nothing, Supremes. Thanks for a whole lot of fucking nothing.

Raw Story has the video.

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