Sunday, January 11, 2009

Conservatives for PRAVDA

Given PRAVDA's 80 year history as the official Soviet Communist propaganda outlet and the psuedo-conservative extreme dislike for all things communist, one might be inclined to think that such "conservative" websites would be pretty skeptical about anything published under the name PRAVDA.

Unless, that is, Matt Drudge happens to link to an article up on PRAVDA claiming that anthropogenic global warming is bad science and that the Earth is in fact "on the brink" of an ice age. In which case you get sites like these eating it up without a critical thought. Newsbusters called it "a study ... published by Pravda" and speculated that since cooling is on the way we need to start building more oil refineries and doing more off-shore drilling. Imagine that.

The article being swallowed up whole was written by one Gregory F. Fegel. A credible journalist, that one is. Here's another article of his I found

Indict all of the US government officials and their allies who planned and carried out the 9/11 attacks

A preponderance of evidence shows that the highest officials of the Bush Administration, in collusion with many other officials from the Pentagon, CIA, FBI, FEMA, NSA, NORAD, New York City officials, air-traffic contollers, airline executives, controlled demolitions experts, computer graphics technicians, media executives, and others together planned and committed the horrible attacks of 9/11/2001 against the Pentagon and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. The 9/11 attacks were immediately blamed on some bogus 'Arab highjackers', a half dozen of whom were later confirmed to be still alive, and therefore innocent, after the 9/11 attacks.
As you can see, he's a kook.

I recommend that one get their climate science info from, say, Discover or Scientific American or New Scientist as opposed to an on-line variant of a post-Soviet state tabloid.

Update: Deltoid catches a couple of things (one hilarious, one just a sad reflection of how blinding ideology can be) that I missed.

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