The once-credible Associated Press has officially jumped the shark. While in recent years they have exposed their lack of journalistic integrity (a phrase fast becoming an oxymoron), they have gone even further. Not content to simply slant towards liberal candidates and politicians, they are have now become a full-service left-wing site that advocates for liberal causes as well.
This articleabout how Barack Obama has to move quickly on the issue of global warming because, and you’re going to love this, the cooling that the Earth is going through “actually illustrates how fast the world is warming.”
Drink that in for a second. Read the article for yourself to see the fact that that quote is not taken out of context.
The article starts out with the objective paragraph:
When Bill Clinton took office in 1993, global warming was a slow-moving environmental problem that was easy to ignore. Now it is a ticking time bomb that President-elect Barack Obama can’t avoid.
Can you hear it? Tick, tick, tick, boom!
Only there’s no boom. Not even a fizzle.
The AP writer Seth Borenstein (we dare not call him a reporter, it has a definition that doesn’t apply to what he does) could have, with a simple Google search, found countless facts and figures about how his dire statements are, just like the religion of global warming, not based in fact.
Take this onefrom Jennifer Marohasy, Australian scientist:
…there has been cooling, if you take 1998 as your point of reference. If you take 2002 as your point of reference, then temperatures have plateaued. This is certainly not what you’d expect if carbon dioxide is driving temperature because carbon dioxide levels have been increasing but temperatures have actually been coming down over the last 10 years.
Or, this douchebag could have simply read this story, ignored by most of the media because it doesn’t fit with their dogma, that shows the oceans have been cooling. Hard to imagine how a planet warming could have 2/3rds of it cooling at the same time. (By the way, for you true believers, there is nothing that cools the ocean, the whole ocean, naturally.)
The fact that the Earth has been cooling since 1998 is roundly ignored, even though it was announced by NASA, where all the true believers get their data. The year 1998 was NOT the warmest on record, it was 1934. You remember 1934, right? The year the Hummer came out and people were awash in cash to buy them and drive for fun? Oh wait, that was the Great Depression. Seems odd the planet could have been warming then, doesn’t it?
These religious zealots want control, period. Control over you, your life and, most importantly, your money. And they will try to scare the hell out of you and lie to you to get it. And now they have a President who wants the same thing.
We swear to Earth.