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The Silence Is Settled!

Posted on | July 7, 2014 | 42 Comments

No more criticizing the Climate Change Consensus™! The BBC has muzzled anyone who does not agree with Official Global Warming Science™ and Salon’s Lindsay Abrams is orgasmic with pleasure:

Good news for viewers of BBC News: You’ll no longer be subjected to the unhinged ravings of climate deniers and other members of the anti-science fringe. In a report published Thursday by the BBC Trust, the network’s journalists were criticized for devoting too much airtime (as in, any airtime) to unqualified people with “marginal views” about non-contentious issues in a misguided attempt to provide editorial balance.

We haven’t seen this kind of mindless liberal enthusiasm since the days when Monica Lewinsky was wearing her Presidential Knee Pads.

(Hat-tip: Powerline.)



42 Responses to “The Silence Is Settled!”

  1. Adjoran
    July 7th, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    Censorship has always been the Left’s best friend.

    They hate all those danged questions.

  2. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 7th, 2014 @ 5:09 pm

    The Catholic Church tried this with Galileo back in the day. It did not work then either.

  3. Escher's House
    July 7th, 2014 @ 5:26 pm

    What precisely are Lindsay Lohan’s, I mean Abrams, scientific qualifications? Oh, that’s right. She works at Salon.

  4. Minicapt
    July 7th, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    No, they did not.


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  6. vorozab
    July 7th, 2014 @ 5:55 pm

    Funny you ask what her qualifications are….she received a B.A. in anthropology from Wesleyan in 2012. Clearly, she is a highly trained scientist.

  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 7th, 2014 @ 6:02 pm
  8. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 7th, 2014 @ 6:10 pm Fair Enough. The Catholic Church 381 years ago was more enlightened that the Climate Change Proponents today.

  9. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 7th, 2014 @ 6:11 pm

    She works at Salon. Which means she is biased of the correct mind set.

  10. Minicapt
    July 7th, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

    Yes, Galileo got caught on the Climate Science difficulty: “Show Your Work”.


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  12. DeadMessenger
    July 7th, 2014 @ 6:56 pm

    Who’s going to protect us from Lindsay Abrams’ unhinged ravings?

    For some reason, I keep seeing a scene from the first “The Mummy” movie in my head. The one with the crowd of mind-controlled people chanting IM-HO-TEP…IM-HO-TEP before they tear you apart. Now sustitute O-BA-MA…O-BA-MA and see what that does for your view of reality.

  13. richard mcenroe
    July 7th, 2014 @ 6:59 pm

    my favorite plague…foils and bores.

  14. richard mcenroe
    July 7th, 2014 @ 7:03 pm

    Plainly the BBC should put its vast powers to work on behalf of the British economy and call for a ban on the manufacture and wearing of those wasteful and unnecessary parkas and overcoats the English people won’t need next balmy winter…

  15. K-Bob
    July 7th, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

    It’s going to be interesting to see what happens to Germany during this “denier” news blackout.

    First, remember that Germany went all in on the wind turbines, and then found out that they didn’t really deliver the needed Gigawatts to run the country.

    So amidst the background of increasing electricity bills really hitting the middle and lower class folks hard, Germany ups and decides to draft legislation that declares fracking to be technologia non grata. (Link goes to Bloomberg news)

    So they embarked on this madness at the behest of the Greens movement, and now they are doubling down on banning things that contribute to greenhouse gases. And it’s strangling the greatest economy in Europe.

  16. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    July 7th, 2014 @ 7:23 pm

    Germany went “all in” on wind power because Siemens manufacturers a lot of wind turbine components. Siemens will continue to put pressure on the German government to promote wind power provided it is other countries paying for it.

    The anti fracking environmental positions in Europe are being funded by the Russians and probably the Saudis–clearly because the Russians and Saudis are very worried about the “environment” in Europe.

  17. Dianna Deeley
    July 7th, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    Which variety of anthropology? A physical anthropologist is definitely a scientist, or at least trending in that direction. An ethnologist is, at best, an embryonic scientist.

  18. Matt_SE
    July 7th, 2014 @ 9:42 pm

    As O’Keefe recently demonstrated, many lefties know the green agenda is bullshit but have no problem pushing it anyway.
    I imagine there are boatloads of lefties in Europe that have no problem taking Putin’s money.

  19. K-Bob
    July 7th, 2014 @ 9:49 pm


  20. K-Bob
    July 7th, 2014 @ 9:51 pm

    Oh, they probably bought several Chinese turbines, too. I love how they mounted many of them in offshore windfarms, otherwise known as future coral reefs.

    Oxidation wins. Hell, oxidation is an electrical phenomenon. They may as well harness the decomposition to generate a few milliwatts while it all goes to hell.

  21. JeffS
    July 7th, 2014 @ 10:38 pm

    Anthropology is one notch above underwater basket weaving and women studies. Most of them spend their time studying fossilized bones, and calling each other diamond studded liars when they don’t agree.

  22. Finrod Felagund
    July 8th, 2014 @ 12:21 am

    While I have some friends that graduated from Wesleyan, in general I wouldn’t want them actually running anything or making public policy.

  23. Funeral guy
    July 8th, 2014 @ 1:29 am

    This is a sure sign that the scam is falling apart. Why don’t they trust their scary powerful arguments against those sub-moronic anti-science airheads? You’d think they’d relish the opportunity to mop up the floor with them any chance they’d get. Especially on such a high-minded, unbiased august network like the BBC.

  24. K-Bob
    July 8th, 2014 @ 4:01 am

    And yet none of them can explain Quanzaa.

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  26. Escher's House
    July 8th, 2014 @ 10:31 am

    Repeal the Licence Fee.

  27. Escher's House
    July 8th, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    You know the answer.

  28. Escher's House
    July 8th, 2014 @ 10:33 am

    I like the detective work.

  29. MRHapla
    July 8th, 2014 @ 11:43 am

    A= Arts
    S= Science

    funny you didn’t know that

    you’re welcome

  30. MRHapla
    July 8th, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    Or maybe it’s that crime fighting kind, like Bones has,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  31. MRHapla
    July 8th, 2014 @ 11:45 am

    Her anthropology-fu is too weak for hard science

  32. MRHapla
    July 8th, 2014 @ 11:46 am

    Bones makes it work,,,,,,,

  33. MNHawk
    July 8th, 2014 @ 11:53 am

    Too weak for full time employment, two years after the little snowflake’s emergence into the productive world, also.

  34. kbiel
    July 8th, 2014 @ 12:37 pm
  35. vorozab
    July 8th, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    You do note my heavy sarcasm, don’t you?

  36. MRHapla
    July 8th, 2014 @ 3:15 pm

    well I do now,,,,thanks

  37. Quartermaster
    July 8th, 2014 @ 5:26 pm

    Depends on which Wesleyan. There are a number of them.

  38. Quartermaster
    July 8th, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

    What?!?!! You are using real science against the poor unarmed left.

    I denounce you!

  39. Finrod Felagund
    July 8th, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

    The one that’s just Wesleyan, not anything else attached, in Middletown, CT. Joss Whedon graduated from there, and I really wouldn’t want him running anything other than a movie or tv show.

  40. cmdr358
    July 8th, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    You’re wrong about anthropology being one notch above underwater basket weaving and women’s studies.

    With a degree in the former one can at least create something useful. A degree in the latter …not so much.

    IMO the basket weaver is a notch above and anthropologist and a womyn’s studies uh… (what do even call a womyn’s studies major professionally? Professor?)

  41. cmdr358
    July 8th, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

    If you’re referring to Kwanzaa I’ll take a stab at it.

  42. Quartermaster
    July 9th, 2014 @ 12:11 pm

    I didn’t know one existed. The others I’ve come across are similar to “Indiana Wesleyan.”