Poor Chris Mooney. The Discover magazine blogger had just started a series of posts on how to effectively communicate the dangers posed by rising greenhouse gas levels leading to global warming, when the 10:10.org video (officially called Splattergate now) hit on Friday.
Only Mooney isn’t just the victim of bad timing, but also his own poor judgment, as he chose to begin his series with a lengthy video with Lawrence Livermore Lab Alarmist Ben Santer — you know, the Climategate bloke who wanted to “beat the crap out of” former Virginia state climatologist (and global warming realist) Pat Michaels.
The challenge, Mooney says, facing alarmists in advancing their message is that their audience is broken up into (paging John Edwards!) six Americas.
Little did he know that his cohorts in climate alarmism needed a remedial class in public relations. Lesson 1: Do not portray the detonation of schoolchildren into bloody bits to get your message across!
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?