|Don't tase climate skeptics|
|Written by Kristin McMurray|
|Tuesday, 23 March 2010 11:51|
John Gibbons, who until recently was a columnist for the Irish Times—Ireland's equivalent of the New York Times, thinks it is acceptable to Taser other journalists who ask inconvenient questions.
Mr Gibbons wrote on Think or Swim wishing he could deliver a "powerful non-lethal shock to the bullsh*tter in question." The person in question was our own Phelim McAleer, and Gibbons wanted to tase him for simply being a journalist and asking questions that question received wisdom about Global Warming.
Gibbons took care to say a "non-lethal" shock, but I must stress that non-lethal does not mean non-violent. Nor does it bode well for the Irish Times publishing neutral and unbiased information on climate change.
I am quite frankly worried about any journalist who considers violence as a means to control information. The IPCC has faced over 19 scandals in the past few months and is currently undergoing an inquiry on their practices. Much of the corruption would never have been brought to light if it wasn't for fact-checking skeptical journalists.
Does Gibbons hope to tase everyone who questions Global Warming? Or just the journalists who make his stories look bad?
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