Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Chill of Orwellianism

At Monday's White House press briefing, Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was challenged by a reporter over the Obama Admisnitration's decision to press ahead with a climate change treaty in light of the recent "ClimateGate" scandal...

Lester Kingsolving, WCBM Radio Baltimore:
“Are you aware of the list of 31,000 scientists who oppose this idea of global warming? 6,000 of them are PhDs.”*

Robert Gibbs:
“I don’t doubt that there’s such a list, Lester. I think there’s no real scientific basis for the dispute over this.”

Gibbs says there’s “no real scientific basis for the dispute” just after being told that 31,000 scientists ARE disputing it? How Orwellian is that!

Note: *Actually, the number is 9,021.

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