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Friday, June 23, 2017

In wake of Democrat shooting a Republican, Washington Post dials it down -- NOT!

Jason Samenow, the Washington Post's weather editor and Capital Weather Gang's chief meteorologist, wrote a column today: "I worked on the EPA’s climate change website. Its removal is a declaration of war."

Meanwhile, Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is recuperating from a bullet wound from a Democratic Party activist last week.

From Samenow:
This spring, political officials at the Environmental Protection Agency removed the agency’s climate change website, one of the world’s top resources for information on the science and effects of climate change.
To me, a scientist who managed this website for more than five years, its removal signifies a declaration of war on climate science by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. There can be no other interpretation. I draw this conclusion as a meteorologist with a specialization in climate science and as an independent voter who strives to keep my political and scientific views separate. I concede that this specific issue is personal for me, given the countless hours I spent working on the site. But it should be obvious to anyone how this senseless action runs counter to principles of good governance and scientific integrity.
The site’s overarching conclusion, informed by these scientific organizations and reports, was that recent warming is largely a result of human activities, specifically the burning of fossil fuels, which releases large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Pruitt’s order to delete the site feels purely spiteful, as if he simply couldn’t abide knowing that the agency he leads was publishing information he doesn’t believe. But science is not about belief — it’s about evidence. And of all people, the head of the EPA should have the utmost respect for this evidence and its transparent communication. Pruitt’s choice to destroy carefully vetted scientific information rather than preserve it is a reckless and dangerous abdication of his responsibility.
Samenow is pushing junk science.

And violence.

Since the election, Democratic Party activists have physically attacked Trump supporters sporadically. On Inauguration Day, more than 200 Democratic Party activists rioted in the streets of the capital as he was sworn in.

By allowing writers to ramp up their verbiage like this, the Washington Post may be encouraging violence.

It sure as heck isn't promoting peaceful resolution of political differences.

I am calling Jeff Bezos and his publication out on this one. There is no reason to be this angry all the time.

Seek help.

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  1. "I draw this conclusion as a meteorologist with a specialization in climate science and as an independent voter who strives to keep my political and scientific views separate."

    He's not doing a very good job of it, is he? - Elric

    1. Somewhere between rotten and atrocious.

  2. This is great. Someone give him a microphone, and make the editor who allowed him to put it into print the DNC chair.

  3. He should cut back on his hormone shots. "Feels spiteful" is not a scientific fact based statement. But I guess if one's life as a "scientist" had finally found meaning in slavish devotion to a convoluted fable, one would get upset and lash out at those forces of darkness slowly advancing to smother it with truth: mehr licht, mehr licht is not his motto.
    Leaders of the left and its dilettante followers have always liked poster images of revolution for the Glorious Cause. To the frivolous dilettanti in Hollywood , just harmless cartoons. Yet if someone actually dies, and they do if some tortured soul takes them as reality, it is of no consequence to these people or their political mentors who drew them. For the latter there is only one reality, to quote their secret saint Lenin: Who, whom? (Who rules whom?). They only want to be the who.
    There in fact could be more violence as Don fears. The press is only interested in exploiting R hate for money while avoiding any indictment of itself.
    To me, the way the first amendment was written was a mistake. It created a government protected institution with a powerful ability to affect, even effect, governance on its own, but with no accountability except to market forces outside government.It even blunted those, creating the perfect safe space, like that cancer cells seek to avoid chemo.
    Today market forces have been almost fully neutralized by massive accumulations of wealth in the power of a few individuals whose income is unrelated to their press businesses per se. That money is now employed in using this handy tool for the propaganda necessary to achieve the political and economic ends of its possessors, none of whom have by law any real accountability for its misuse. A nice idea gone bad with time and circumstance

  4. The liberals better hope it doesn't come to war. I have a feeling our side is better armed.

  5. Whatta gonna do, Jason? Hit me with your rain gauge? I dunno, but I suspect that keeping 20 six year old soccer kids in line is a more difficult task than neutralizing a phalanx of climate scientists.

  6. Damn! That was soooooo enlightening. Pollsters and weathermen are wrong most of the time. Is meteorology in the gender science department.

  7. Samenow strikes me as being more wether than weather.

  8. Since your blog has become a mainstay for my daily reads it's very nice to see your comments in Ace of Spades and Instapundit! Never bet against Trump is now my mantra!

  9. Samenow is butt hurt because his pet manure spreader is gone. I say good riddance.

  10. Calm down semenow you activist anti-science clown. The moron could not pass jr high chemistry.

  11. Here's a new hit song, Samenow should enjoy it: "It's Time to Call It A Day"