Interview: Sen. James Inhofe will call for hearings into IPCC, UN, East Anglia CRU e-mails

posted at 12:15 pm on November 23, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Earlier this morning, I had an opportunity to talk with Senator James Inhofe (R-OK), about a wide range of issues. We discussed the East Anglia CRU e-mails, but then moved to Gitmo, the terrorist trials in federal court, the health-care debate, and much more. Sen. Inhofe agreed with me that moving the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill to the spring meant that it was dead, and he says that Democrats have been listening to the groundswell of public opposition and have begun worrying about their jobs. Be sure to watch it all:

Senator Inhofe recommended an IBD editorial on the subject:

As scientists confirm the earth has not warmed at all in the past decade, others wonder how this could be and what it means for Copenhagen. Maybe Al Gore can Photoshop something before December.

It will be a very cold winter of discontent for the warm-mongers. The climate show-and-tell in Copenhagen next month will be nothing more than a meaningless carbon-emitting jaunt, unable to decide just whom to blame or how to divvy up the profitable spoils of climate change hysteria.

The collapse of the talks coupled with the decision by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to put off the Kerry-Boxer cap-and-trade bill, the Senate’s version of Waxman-Markey, until the spring thaw has led Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe, the leading Republican on the Environment and Public Works Committee, to declare victory over Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and the triumph of observable fact over junk science.

The Washington Times also interviewed Senator Inhofe about the surprise revelation from the University of East Anglia’s Climate Research Unit (CRU) e-mails over the past few days, especially in how they manipulated data and deliberately hid contradictory information while building their “consensus” on anthropogenic global warming. Inhofe told Melanie Morgan and Jed Babbin that he would call for a Congressional hearing on the e-mails and their impact on the credibility of the AGW movement, especially as it relates to the IPCC and the United Nations:

Inhofe’s site has the transcript:

Senator Inhofe: This is a huge issue and of course we have the Gitmo issue and we have the, of course, cap-and-trade is now taking a new turn. Jed, if I could…

Jed Babbin: Yeah.

Senator Inhofe: Would you let me make one sentence?

Jed Babbin: Please.

Senator Inhofe: This is out of a speech that I made, Melanie, back on the floor of the Senate, and it was repeated, John Gizzi picked it up and put it in Human Events. This was 4 years ago, in talking about the science, cooking the science. I said I would discuss the “systematic and documented abuse of the scientific process by which an international body that claims it provides the most complete and objective science assessment in the world on the subject of climate change, the United Nations IPCC.” Now that was four years ago; so we knew they were cooking the science back then, and you’ve been talking about the, you know, what’s happened recently with the bloggers coming up with what they did, what they…

Jed Babbin: Let me interrupt you there Senator, because I think that’s a really important point. Ladies and gentlemen, if you haven’t followed that story, what Senator Inhofe’s talking about, in Britain, a blogger got into some of the official government records about climate change and how the measurements were being taken to show…

Melanie Morgan: And the politics behind it.

Jed Babbin: And the – well but they were basically saying, “Oh yea, hey, let’s make it look like Jim so-and-so did that, and let’s help him cook the books, and let’s change the data…”

Melanie Morgan: And “let’s beat up those who don’t agree with us.”

Jed Babbin: Yea, but it’s all a huge fraud! I mean, Senator, am I exaggerating?

Senator Inhofe: No you’re not. If you remember, mine was the hoax statement, and that was, what, five years ago I guess.

Jed Babbin: Well, we ought to give you a big pat on the back for being …

Melanie Morgan: Yea, you deserve an an ‘atta boy, and now you are finally being vindicated.

Senator Inhofe: Well, on this thing, it is pretty serious. And since, you know, Barabara Boxer is the Chairman and I’m the Ranking Member on Environment and Public Works, if nothing happens in the next seven days when we go back into session a week from today that would change this situation, I will call for an investigation. ‘Cause this thing is serious, you think about the literally millions of dollars that have been thrown away on some of this stuff that they came out with.

Melanie Morgan: So what will you be calling for an investigation of?

Senator Inhofe: On the IPCC and on the United Nations on the way that they cooked the science to make this thing look as if the science was settled, when all the time of course we knew it was not.

Jed Babbin: Should somebody stop further spending on this until we get this investigation, Senator?

Senator Inhofe: Well, I don’t know how you do that, though, ‘cause we’re not the ones that are calling the shots. The interesting part of this is it’s happening right before Copenhagen. And, so, the timing couldn’t be better. Whoever is on the ball in Great Britain, their time was good.

Melanie Morgan: Well, Senator, thank you very much for coming back and handling a little bit, a tiny little bit of heat from the kitchen.

Senator Inhofe: Okay.

Jed Babbin: Thanks very much Senator.

Senator Inhofe: Thanks, you bet.

Jed Babbin: Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma on the Environment Committee over there, and one of the real fighters.

Melanie Morgan: He certainly is…

Meanwhile, not every newspaper wants to cover this story. The New York Times has suddenly discovered an ethical responsibility on classified material (via Ed Driscoll):

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

Gee, what a great idea! Perhaps the Times could have adopted that policy when it came to terrorist surveillance, banking cooperation on tracking jihadist money, and the location of secret CIA facilities for interrogating detainees captured abroad in the War on Terror. Will we be assured of the Gray Lady’s strict adherence to this policy … or will it only be imposed when the information “never intended for the public eye” contradicts their editorial policy?

Assume that question is rhetorical.


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Inhofe told Melanie Morgan and Jed Babbin that he would call for a Congressional hearing on the e-mails…

Awwwwriiight! Now that’s a good start.

petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 12:19 PM

i’ll bet you dollars to donuts the legacy media is also behind this. those emails r littered w/ “@nytimes.com” messages.

moonbatkiller on November 23, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Disgraceful NYT is garbage. My bird won’t even sh*t on it, it’s so dirty.

marklmail on November 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Calling Andrew Breitbart… Let’s jump on this with both feet, Andrew.

petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

We need more like Inhofe. I can only hope that the hearings will not be ignored by the media and public schools, who continue to ‘teach’ global warming (oops, I mean climate change) as settled science.

LASue on November 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

If it turns out these emails were released by an internal source (aka, a whistleblower), what excuse will the Times use then?

JammieWearingFool on November 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Re the NYT’s sudden new ethics on classified material: the really galling thing about the traditional media’s bias is that it is so bad, they don’t even pretend to be honest anymore, and yet they still retain broad credibility with the public. How can this be?

Kudos to Senator Inhofe for fighting in the trenches, but I seriously doubt the Dems will allow the hearings he wants. And even if the elections next year go well, there’s no way the Dems would actually lose the Senate.

jwolf on November 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

marklmail on November 23, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Heh, now that’s what I’d call ‘dirty’.

petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Go Senator go!!

It’s a start…

Khun Joe on November 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

Rush Limbaugh is talking about email scandal on his show at the moment.

Hellrider on November 23, 2009 at 12:25 PM

All the leftist propaganda that is fit, or not, to print.

jukin on November 23, 2009 at 12:26 PM

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

That is just too funny!!!

4shoes on November 23, 2009 at 12:27 PM

Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt is it NYT? It doesn’t matter if they don’t post this, it has already gone viral on the intertubes, and it is shaking up a whole bunch of people, and there isn’t a single thing they can do to stop it. I suspect this was not the work of a hacker, but an insider who finally got pi$$ed off enough at the lies to jump ship.

Johnnyreb on November 23, 2009 at 12:28 PM

Inhofe can call for hearings and pizza at the same time, that way he won’t starve to death waiting on those hearings.

thomasaur on November 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Good luck actually getting the hearing, IMO.

cs89 on November 23, 2009 at 12:30 PM

All the news that’s fit to print.

All the news that fits our opinion.

Drained Brain on November 23, 2009 at 12:32 PM

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

Excuse me, New York Times. Do we look like Michelle Obama?

Stop doing sex on us.

TXUS on November 23, 2009 at 12:32 PM

JammieWearingFool on November 23, 2009 at 12:24 PM

Wrong kind of whistleblower…NYT only publishes leaks that endanger American soldiers.

d1carter on November 23, 2009 at 12:32 PM

Try to listen to the interview between 10 min and the next 3 or 4 min. Very serious.

fourdeucer on November 23, 2009 at 12:32 PM

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

Meanwhile, the editors, writers, and publishers at the Times, are wringing their hands, wondering what’s going to happen to their massive investments in renewable energies stocks.

capejasmine on November 23, 2009 at 12:33 PM

The taped phone calls of Newt Gingrich appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be transcribed here.

Tards. Journalism School grads. Same difference. It’s just too easy.

MNHawk on November 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

It’s sad that our supposed elite betters prefer a sick fantasy (Global Warming) where most of the world is condemned to impoverished squalor to actual reality where most people can thrive and prosper.

zmdavid on November 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

Were they this discretionary of Palins emails, when she was hacked?

capejasmine on November 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Good luck actually getting the hearing, IMO.

That’s ok, we’ll be able to have these hearings when the Rep’s take back control of the Senate next year…

Static21 on November 23, 2009 at 12:35 PM

Rush has spent the entire first half hour on this. It’s out, it will get bigger, and people will have to go to prison. I hope it’s Gore.

Weight of Glory on November 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM

I don’t think these emails are going to change any minds.

Asking people to believe in climate science these days is like asking Allahpundit to question whether God exists or not… for too long they all have said the jury is in… how can they change now without looking foolish?

Especially the media!!! They totally committed to global warming, and with the existence of youtube, and all their anchors on tape saying there is no debate!! And they are supposed to be the people that INVESTIGATED for the truth of this issue. You couldn’t get more egg on a face if you tried! No, they HAVE to posture to save face — more important to their jobs than any truth!

Danzo on November 23, 2009 at 12:38 PM

people will have to go to prison. I hope it’s Gore.

Weight of Glory on November 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM

It’s not illegal to lie,publish lies or repeat those lies.

thomasaur on November 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Were they this discretionary of Palins emails, when she was hacked?

capejasmine on November 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

Nope. According to Sweetness and Light, both the NYT & Washington Post posted a link to a website w/ images of the hacked e-mails.

VaGal on November 23, 2009 at 12:40 PM

The Libs are going to draw and quarter that poor blogger.

watson007 on November 23, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Rush has spent the entire first half hour on this. It’s out, it will get bigger, and people will have to go to prison. I hope it’s Gore.

Do they make orange jumpsuits that big?

4Freedom on November 23, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Did the Times publish the hacked e-mails of Sarah Palin?

Knucklehead on November 23, 2009 at 12:41 PM

Rush is on a real roll this morning. This will be huge.

OmahaConservative on November 23, 2009 at 12:42 PM

Go, Senator Inhofe! This is AGW’s ACORN scandal and cutting off funding for this fraud is equally warranted.

2009 is not the year of “Hope and Change”, it’s the year of the whistleblowers: Giles, O’Keefe and Breitbart (ACORN), “FOIA” (AGW) and Walpin (Americorps) and other IGs.

The need for speed by the Dems to pass their agenda, I think, comes down to them knowing that they don’t have the facts to support their assertions of the “benefits” derived from implementing their plans. The evidence goes against their assertions, so they’ve got to get these things enacted before the contradictory evidence hits the fan. We need to stall them at every turn!

ya2daup on November 23, 2009 at 12:44 PM

It’s sad that our supposed elite betters prefer a sick fantasy (Global Warming) where most of the world is condemned to impoverished squalor

zmdavid on November 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

That makes it easier for them to feel superior to everyone else.

MarkTheGreat on November 23, 2009 at 12:44 PM

If these e-mails are true, and every indication is they are, then this conspiracy against the world economy must be exposed. Boxer-Kerry, both known habitual liars, must deal with the truth rather than the propaganda that is being produced with no regards for the truth. Cap & trade should never see the light of day. We will definitely see how mentally deranged some liberals are if they persist in lying in face of the evidence being presented to the contrary.

volsense on November 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

Charles Johnson and the echo chamber known as LGF approves this message.

Knucklehead on November 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM

The global warming believers are incredibly stupid, and nothing will change their opinion on the subject because it is their religion.

The last couple of days they have been in full environmental jihad about global warming. Right now on Yahoo, there is a serious story about icebergs attacking New Zealand because of global warming.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091123/ts_afp/australianzealandantarcticaclimateiceberg

Gabe on November 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Ya know, not that it will matter to the NY Times, but on Sept 17, 2008, they published a link to a wiki site that displayed the personal emails of Sarah Palin. Could somebody do the same in the comment section over there? There’s precedent….

Or is that a different type of precedent or some such editorial nonsense.

And sorry if someone has already mentioned this.

dish on November 23, 2009 at 12:47 PM

PIMF Sorry about forgetting to close the ‘link’.

dish on November 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM

It’s not illegal to lie,publish lies or repeat those lies.

thomasaur on November 23, 2009 at 12:39 PM

Lies are one thing, but when billions have been taxed, redistributed, regulated, and legislated; and when millions of children have been forced to watched Gore’s GW tripe under the threat of grade lowering; and when whole international climate regimes have resulted in a ENRON-esc carbon offset/credit fraud that would make Madoff blush, shouldn’t someone get more than a “don’t lie” lecture? I don’t know the law, but this is bigger than selling a weight loss drink, claiming to help you lose 30 pounds in 3 days. Here we have a institution of science conspiring to perpetrate a lie, in order that the economic and social redistributive regimes can remain in power, and continue their cash flow. How is that not criminal?

Weight of Glory on November 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Do they make orange jumpsuits that big?

4Freedom on November 23, 2009 at 12:41 PM

He wouldn’t need one. Justice would see to it that Gore is exiled to Alaska where he’d have to wear shorts and a T-shirt, while reading Sarah Palin’s report on the benefit of the oil and natural gas pipeline she brokered.

Weight of Glory on November 23, 2009 at 12:51 PM

2010 looks like a bad year to be a democrat,socialist,Marxist,communist, et. al…..

adamsmith on November 23, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Nope. According to Sweetness and Light, both the NYT & Washington Post posted a link to a website w/ images of the hacked e-mails.

VaGal on November 23, 2009 at 12:40 PM

I figured as much. *sigh* I guess we can chalk this up to selective ethics, and morals. The norm, for liberals.

capejasmine on November 23, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Richard Fernandez’s piece on the CRU mess is interesting, as well as the comments.

eaglesdontflock on November 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM

He wouldn’t need one. Justice would see to it that Gore is exiled to Alaska where he’d have to wear shorts and a T-shirt, while reading Sarah Palin’s report on the benefit of the oil and natural gas pipeline she brokered.

Weight of Glory on November 23, 2009 at 12:51 PM

ROFLMAO!!! I’d insist that his transport to Alaska be by donkey, and wagon. Once he reaches terrain to difficult for donkeys, he hops a dog sled, or walks the rest of the distance. Take some bear repellant dude. LOL

No private plane for you dude!

capejasmine on November 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here.

I don’t buy it. These materials were posted and stored on computers and servers in all likelihood acquired with research grants funded by taxpayers. As such they are in the public domain. The original posters ought not have any expectations of privacy and exclusive control under these circumstances.

They can find out the hard way, and real quick, if a criminal or civil prosecution is pursued for them having committed fraud. These documents and files, as well as others not disclosed, would be subpoenaed and criminal penalties would be leveled if it was later shown that they had been willfully destroyed following issuance of the subpoenas.

And BTW, what was the NYT’s stance on publishing The Pentagon Papers? Yeah, I thought so.

ya2daup on November 23, 2009 at 12:54 PM

It’s not illegal to write 3rd rate science fiction. It’s up to the stupid, who read the likes of Gore, to decide whether to buy that kind of crap or not. Just as David Ickes isn’t going to jail for saying that many are reptilian space aliens. You can laugh at followers of the two, but you won’t be jailing them for exploiting the gullibility of the typical Obama voter.

What is illegal, is taking government money under false pretenses. Fraudulently conducting science, falsifying science, and deliberatly manipulating the results, in order to get yet more government money should be enough to start sending people to prison.

MNHawk on November 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM

We won, you lost…now FOAD.

BigWyo on November 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM

I’d be happier if Boxer, Waxman, and Markey were all rolled because of this! CRAP & TAX was a goner when Reid shoved it out of the way for coming Health Care Fraud. Since Al has consistently refused to debate any global warming skeptic, he’s gonna look like a bigger ass than ever. Even the NYT will not be able to salvage him. It so funny that the NYT is supposed to be selling newspapers and they won’t even cover this dynamite expose. Shareholders should revolt!

Bob in VA on November 23, 2009 at 12:57 PM

“IPCC documents”. Not as sexy as “Pentagon Papers”. Maybe that’s why the NYT doesn’t want to run it.

SKYFOX on November 23, 2009 at 12:59 PM

Gabe on November 23, 2009 at 12:46 PM

Seed each iceberg with a polar bear: then they’ll melt PDQ!

– Church of AGW

ya2daup on November 23, 2009 at 12:59 PM

i’ll bet you dollars to donuts the legacy media is also behind this. those emails r littered w/ “@nytimes.com” messages.

moonbatkiller on November 23, 2009 at 12:20 PM

That would be Andy Revkin at NYT’s. It would look bad for them to publish evidence of collusion between the AGW scammers and Revkin to promote the issue. Of course, that is because it IS bad for a “reporter” to be comaring notes and developing strategies on how to most effectively convince the public that the sky is falling.

AGW: Dead issue walkin’.

iurockhead on November 23, 2009 at 1:01 PM

At any other time, I’d welcome Imhofe’s move.

But right now, in November 2009, we are faced with a single issue far more dangerous to the economy, security and future of the nation.

That issue is Osama Obama.

In a sense, all the revelations about peripheral problems are “shiny objects” that draw attention from a central, disastrous problem.

We don’t need to be distracted right now. We need to focus on ending the totalitarian, Constitution-shredding regime that is in control of our nation and doesn’t give a damn about “global warming” fraud, whether Sarah Palin can be elected President in three more years, or anything else other than ramming their America-hating agenda down our throats.

Far better to deal with the biggest source of destruction now. Let Imhofe, Palin, Limbaugh and the rest of the “leaders” call for the resignation — or removal — of Obama and, if necessary, lead a massive recall movement against as many of the corruptocrats in Congress as possible.

Global warming hysteria will not lead to bloodhsed in our streets. A continuation of the current regime might.

MrScribbler on November 23, 2009 at 1:02 PM

…a ENRON-esc carbon offset/credit fraud that would make Madoff blush…
Weight of Glory on November 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM

I agree that it’s a wilful fraud of Biblical proportions. :)

Whether it can be won in court is another matter.

But regardless, our guys… guys like Breitbart, Rush, and Beck… need to put on their thinking caps and devise a strategy for spotlighting this fraud, showcasing it in such a spectacular way as to compel public scrutiny, despite MSM and leftist pressures to cover it up.

petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 1:06 PM

I would say a class action by the American people vs Al Gore and the United States government for attempted fraud would be better. His investigation will go no where until we throw all of the lib bums out of office.

I think we need to find the lawfirm out there capable of taking them on to represent The American people vs. the Federal government to start the peaceful re-taking of our power from them until such time next year as an election can be held. Just go home people, you are done!
The FBI has the power to shut them down and so do we.

Executive Order 10450 In order to instruct investigating federal officials such as the FBI as to what is a violation of the oath of office under 5 U.S.C. 3331 and 5 U.S.C. 7311, Executive Order 10450 was issued to serve as a guideline for determining what actions constituted a criminal violation of the oath of office by federal officials. The order affirms the law of 5 U.S.C. 7311 that is a criminal violation under 18 U.S.C. 1918 for a member of the government, which includes members of Congress, to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government

It’s time to do your job FBI. Enforce the law.

patriotparty1 on November 23, 2009 at 1:06 PM

What is illegal, is taking government money under false pretenses. Fraudulently conducting science, falsifying science, and deliberatly manipulating the results, in order to get yet more government money should be enough to start sending people to prison.

MNHawk on November 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM

Calling Andrew Breitbart!

petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 1:10 PM

I want my DAMNED MONEY BACK!!!

I have been paying my taxes for these clowns to do their “Global Warming Studies” and they have been faking it?

Even if they deliberatly faked one element of one footnote, it is wrong.

SHOW ME THE MONEY!!!

barnone on November 23, 2009 at 1:11 PM

Great interview Ed.

Talon on November 23, 2009 at 1:14 PM

It’s sad that our supposed elite betters prefer a sick fantasy (Global Warming) where most of the world is condemned to impoverished squalor to actual reality where most people can thrive and prosper.

zmdavid on November 23, 2009 at 12:34 PM

I’ve argued for some time that the left has become neo-Feudalist with their combination of technocracy and environmentalism.

They want the general populace to live under onerous restrictions and taxes that keep us from traveling or living most of life’s rewards while they will be excused as our betters. And don’t worry, they want to keep the pretensions of representative government, though they’ll get rid of all the actual messy trade offs and such real representative government entails…

18-1 on November 23, 2009 at 1:14 PM

Calling Andrew Breitbart!

petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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While Breitbart is good, he’s not the only conservative media guy, and I’d hate to have his attention split while he’s got Holder by the short-and-curlies.

Mew

acat on November 23, 2009 at 1:15 PM

I agree that it’s a wilful fraud of Biblical proportions. :)petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 1:06 PM

“Dogs and cats, living together…”

Weight of Glory on November 23, 2009 at 1:16 PM

and when whole international climate regimes have resulted in a ENRON-esc carbon offset/credit fraud that would make Madoff blush, shouldn’t someone get more than a “don’t lie” lecture?

Weight of Glory on November 23, 2009 at 12:48 PM

Actually, Enron was an early proponent of cap and tax. Arguably the most important too. Wonder why the State Media doesn’t mention that?

18-1 on November 23, 2009 at 1:19 PM

Do they make orange jumpsuits that big?

4Freedom on November 23, 2009 at 12:41 PM

I hope they ration calories on Gore like he would have imposed on any other form of energy that you or I used. Sorry Al, got to ration your energy intake.

b3026 on November 23, 2009 at 1:20 PM

Superb interview, Ed!

Connie on November 23, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Thanks, Ed. Very good.

Loxodonta on November 23, 2009 at 1:24 PM

I’d hate to have his attention split while he’s got Holder by the short-and-curlies.

acat on November 23, 2009 at 1:15 PM

Wouldn’t want any distraction either. But I imagine he has resources enough to do a couple of investigations simultaneously. BigClimate.com

The reason I think of Breitbart and Beck is they’ve shown they know, like Rush, how to manipulate and beat MSM. Someone’s got to figure a way to carry this over the heads of MSM to the public scrutiny it deserves.

petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 1:24 PM

I wouldn\’t declare victory just yet. The EPA is set to declare CO2 a harmful pollutant and start regulating emissions on its own authority. With the Obama administration egging it on, it could do incalculable harm to our economy, and I don\’t see any hope of this Congress, or even the next, reigning it in.

Socratease on November 23, 2009 at 1:26 PM

The Grey Lady is dead.

Let’s bury that old bitch.

omnipotent on November 23, 2009 at 1:28 PM

It is somehow not surprising that the New York Slimes had no problem revealing the content of Sarah Palin’s hacked emails that were obtained illegeally… what a bunch of asshats at the Slimes

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/17/palins-e-mail-account-hacked/

max1 on November 23, 2009 at 1:28 PM

The exit question of the day is will there be hearings on the fraud perpetrated on all of us by the likes of Gore and his accomplices. Just how many lives were lost because of this hoax via increased energy prices, food shortages via the Fed government’s requirements minimum ethanol production etc…. I or we should demand that those responsible are brought to justice to answer for their crimes against humanity.

larvcom on November 23, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Last though: Those “scientists” connected with the hoax should be grouped together and banned forever from participating in or on publicly financed research without regard to their field of study. This translates to no jobs at universities and certainly makes them qualified to stock shelves at 7-eleven. The trough must be closed to them.
The treatment of Congressional fools will be something altogether different and difficult to enforce.

larvcom on November 23, 2009 at 1:37 PM

The EPA is set to declare CO2 a harmful pollutant and start regulating emissions on its own authority.

Socratease on November 23, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Yup, it’s going to happen, even in the face of a major expose’. What O-bots can’t get from Congress they’ll get by regulatory manipulation. I’m banking on it. The energy takeover is the Holy Grail of progressivism second only to health care takeover. This is what they’ve been striving to do since the 60′s. They know it’s now or never, and they’re willing to risk their own careers to make it happen.

Our hope is that public outrage will become so massive as to slow them somewhat, until we can vote them out of office.

petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 1:38 PM

The New York Times has suddenly discovered an ethical responsibility on classified material

Have no fear. They will immediately misplace it the next time Sarah Palin’s emails are hacked.

PoodleSkirt on November 23, 2009 at 1:38 PM

The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won’t be posted here. NYT

The revelation of this fraud is deeply embarrassing to the NYT (and the rest of the left infested MSM) so we can expect that they will stonewall this as long as they can. They will likely take the same approach as they did with the Swiftboat revelations. They will stonewall it until they can come with some way to explain away the evidence. This time the story is as much about the MSM as it is about these hacks. The MSM gave them a platform to spread their money-making hysteria.

Basilsbest on November 23, 2009 at 1:38 PM

larvcom on November 23, 2009 at 1:29 PM

Hey, let’s take Algore to the World Court.

petefrt on November 23, 2009 at 1:41 PM

Go, Senator Inhofe!

Maybe I don’t understand all the ins and outs of Senate Committees, but can a minority Ranking Member “call hearings” on an issue, or does he need majority approval?

Even if he doesn’t have the parliamentary power to call hearings based on Senate rules, Senator Inhofe could make this story HUGE by doing his homework, then going on Hannity on Fox News, and explaining everything on talk Radio, with hosts such as Rush Limbaugh or Laura Ingraham.

People have been swayed about “Global Warming” by the UN, Al Gore, and others beating the drum about “scientific consensus” about the “danger” of Global Warming. When the word gets out that the “scientists” cooked the books and fudged the data, their credibility as scientists will be shot, and Global Warming will fade into oblivion like the UFO’s at Roswell.

Hats off to the hacker and whistleblower!

Steve Z on November 23, 2009 at 1:42 PM

Steve Z on November 23, 2009 at 1:42 PM

All Imhofe can do is “call for” hearings, which means he’ll have to convince the Democrat thug in charge of the committee that investigating something that is a solid tenet of the lib “bible” is a good thing.

He might as well call for an investigation into the bribes Reid has paid to get Osama Obama’s National Death Plan as far as it has gotten.

Right now, it’s all bluster on Imhofe’s part.

MrScribbler on November 23, 2009 at 1:50 PM

a blogger got into some of the official government records

Ed-you better not come up with anything groundshattering or they’ll be after you.
The bloggers are Obama’s next target.
I’m sure Al Gore will start howling about how ‘bloggers’ aren’t real journalists.
Kinda like a lot of those “scientists” aren’t reallly ‘real’ scientists after all.

Badger40 on November 23, 2009 at 1:55 PM

The Grey Lady is dead.

Let’s bury that old bitch.

omnipotent on November 23, 2009 at 1:28 PM

I agree with you, and found the wording of your comment exceedingly funny! ROFLMAO! Thanks for the laugh!

capejasmine on November 23, 2009 at 1:55 PM

The EPA is set to declare CO2 a harmful pollutant and start regulating emissions on its own authority.

Socratease on November 23, 2009 at 1:26 PM

Well dust is now a pollutant according to the EPA.

So this means that I’m going to be in trouble, or maybe even taxed for driving down the 2 miles of dirt road to my house.
The $hit is hitting the fan, even as we speak.
We in agriculture have been warning about this for years.

Badger40 on November 23, 2009 at 2:00 PM

Errr, errr, that is my senator. I’m staying on the other one (Coburn) to stop Obamacare by whatever means necessary.

farright on November 23, 2009 at 2:04 PM

So I guess this explains the Reuters headline

US to propose CO2 cut target at Copenhagen talks

I have noticed that every time something arises that threatens the religion of AGW that the proponents come out guns blazing in an attempt to overwhelm the opposition.

RagTag on November 23, 2009 at 2:12 PM

ClimateGate. I love it.

Al Gore needs to choke on it.

Octavia on November 23, 2009 at 2:15 PM

At any other time, I’d welcome Imhofe’s move.

But right now, in November 2009, we are faced with a single issue far more dangerous to the economy, security and future of the nation.

That issue is Osama Obama.

Obama IS dangerous to the economy, with the wasted money of Porkulus, taking over GM and Chrysler, and the massive health-care boondoggle, but Cap and Trade on carbon dioxide would be another HUGE drag on our economy–essentially rationing energy consumption in virtually all forms, hundreds of times worse than the gasoline rationing of 1979.
It would bring our economy to its knees, basically plunging the entire country into an Amish-style horse-and-buggy existence, which could not support today’s population.

Yes, we DO need to defeat the health-care boondoggle first.

But Senator Inhofe is RIGHT to expose this fraud as soon as he can, because the Cap and Trade bill is “waiting in the wings”, and there’s a major “climate summit” coming up in Copenhagen next month. and it takes TIME for people to catch on the fact that the entire Global Warming crusade was based on a FRAUD of falsified scientific data.

If a pharmaceutical company had falisified results of clinical trials of a drug, the FDA would yank the drug off the market, and the company would lose billions of dollars.

This is an even bigger scientific fraud, which (if successful) would affect not only sufferers of one disease, but the standard of living of THE ENTIRE WORLD, in order to “solve” a non-problem. The trillions of dollars wasted on preventing the emission of harmless carbon dioxide would make ObamaCare seem cheap by comparison, and this revelation of fraud could blow Cap and Trade out of the water for good, and Senator Inhofe should make every effort to expose this to the general public–it’s now or never!

Steve Z on November 23, 2009 at 2:16 PM

CRUTape Letters TM

I suspect Michael Mann and algore can start a cooking school. cooking reports is a transferible skill.

seven on November 23, 2009 at 2:45 PM

Does the New York Times even carry on the charade that its an objective source of information anymore? Pravda had more credibility than that sorry propaganda rag does today.

Pinch Sulzberger is doing for the Times what Obozo is doing to the American economy.

Cicero43 on November 23, 2009 at 2:52 PM

Isn’t “call me senator ma’am boxer the chairman of that committee? I like the comment above that he order pizza at the same time so he doesn’t starve to death during the long, long, long, long, long, long, wait.

TimothyJ on November 23, 2009 at 2:55 PM

What could possibly be funnier than this leak?

This one.

It’s hard to believe that people could be this stupid, and then they do something to show us they are.

My favorite theory on the AGW email leak is that they were preparing stuff for an FOIA request, just in case they were forced to supply it, and they basically put it in a digital dumpster.

darwin-t on November 23, 2009 at 3:53 PM

This is awesome! I always knew they were all frauds now there is proof!

lanesmerge on November 23, 2009 at 4:03 PM

Senators Inhofe and Coburn are two of the hardest workers out there trying to hold this administration’s feet to the fire. They make me proud to be an Okie!

silvernana on November 23, 2009 at 5:01 PM

All Imhofe can do is “call for” hearings, which means he’ll have to convince the Democrat thug in charge of the committee that investigating something that is a solid tenet of the lib “bible” is a good thing.

He might as well call for an investigation into the bribes Reid has paid to get Osama Obama’s National Death Plan as far as it has gotten.

Right now, it’s all bluster on Imhofe’s part.

MrScribbler on November 23, 2009 at 1:50 PM

You are totally wrong that it is all bluster on Inhofe’s(that’s with an “n”, not “m”)part. As he said in his comments, he has been on this case for five years or more.

silvernana on November 23, 2009 at 5:06 PM

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