Monday, December 14, 2009
Don't even bring up Climategate or face ejection
Journalist Phelim McAleer dared the unthinkable: he asked a scientist at the Copenhagen summit about those pesky "Climategate" emails.
Oh the horror.
Dr. Stephen Schneider (Stanford University), his assistant and the UN Security did NOT appreciate this journalist doing his job.
This pompous high road attitude over the "means" in which the emails were obtained is proof positive these folks are liars and hiding the truth.
Was this the response to journalists over Watergate tapes or the Lewinsky dress? Of course not. Phil Jones and the other global warming conspirators need to be outed and if the scientists were honest, they would distance themselves from the manipulated science, denounce Jones and NOT attack the tapes and the journalists.
They are literally trying to pry the microphone away from McAleer before having security confront McAleer and his credentials.
Wow, that's the best and the brightest of global warming science responding to questions. Sorry, let's explore that: this was a non-confrontational question, simply asking for Schneider's opinion on Jones et al.
Then watch how they are threatened over turning off the camera and not rolling tape or face ejection and confiscation of the camera.
This is McAleer's statement:
"I have met Mr Christopher Ankerson the UN’s head of security for the conference and he has confirmed it was Professor Schneider’s staff who asked the security guards to come corral us at the press conference. Mr Ankerson could not say what grounds the security guard had for ordering us to stop filming.
This is a blatant attempt to stop journalists doing journalism and asking hard questions. It is not the job of armed UN security officers to stop legitimate journalists asking legitimate questions of senior members of the UN’s IPCC." - McAleer.