Just weeks before thousands of delegates, advocates and journalists descended on Copenhagen for a summit to mark international solidarity in combating global warming, an unnamed whistleblower quietly unloaded the largest bomb from the climate change skeptics’ arsenal.
A “hacker” published on the Web thousands of private e-mails and documents of some of the biggest players in the global warming debate. These messages showcased prominent global warming scientists bragging about “tricks” used to hide recent declines in global temperatures; the purposeful deletion of correspondence to avoid any kind of oversight; and the collusion among global warming scientists to keep opposing skeptics silent. […]
In one full swoop, the Climategate whistleblower had uncovered the hidden truths behind global warming alarmism: deleted e-mails, hidden declines, inaccurate data, destroyed research and the redefinition of peer-reviews for their own uses. Phil Jones has “temporarily stepped down” from his position at the CRU, and the United Nations has announced it will be investigating the validity of its own climate data. The story of Climategate exposes what goes on behind the scenes while trillions of dollars are on the line for policy decisions based on the findings of these scientists.
This all sounds like a Woodward-and-Bernstein-sized news story, but the reaction of the mainstream media suggested the whole thing came nowhere near priority news status. Most of the world’s media simply ignored the news about the decades-old organized corruption and scientific crime reaching from the University of East Anglia all the way to the United Nations.
After acknowledging the validity of the explosive e-mails, the New York Times balked and said they would not be publishing any of the documents because they “appear to be acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye.” Skeptics scoffed at this empty oath coming from the same paper that had previously published the highly classified top-secret Pentagon Papers less than 40 years ago and has since widely published information related to the intelligence community’s monitoring of terrorists and specific strategies for how the U.S. protects its troops in the field.
The story was largely ignored for weeks on television and resonated only with Internet surfers getting news from U.K. sources and bloggers who buzzed as they worked through the pages of data and e-mails. The budding scandal was completely invisible to those not tuning into Fox News—NBC, ABC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN had reported nothing on the story weeks after the whistle had been blown.
Most Americans have painfully noticed that President Obama’s domestic policies aren’t getting the job done with record deficits, soaring public debt and rising unemployment—not to mention the nightmarish health care debate.
Fewer, however, have probably realized the Obama administration’s foreign and national security policies are flagging after a year in the White House, too, putting this country at increasing risk in an already dangerous world.
Yes, that’s right: All that Obama hopey-changey, blame-America-first, anything-but-George W. Bush stuff hasn’t restored, much less advanced, America’s position in the world as was promised.
Unfortunately, the White House’s brand of “biography-based” foreign policy just isn’t cutting it so far on the big national security issues of the day such as China, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, Russia and Venezuela.
In fact, it’s quite the opposite: Weak-kneed, apologetic “Obama-plomacy” is already being exploited across the globe. Our image, standing and reputation are suffering with partners who worry about our going wobbly despite Obama’s rhetorical flourishes.
*S.E. Cupp and Ted Nugent offer resolutions for the New Year.
*Radical leftist Rep. Henry Waxman says that the government is going to have to help shape the media.
*A big chunk of Democrats say they won’t vote in 2010.
*Bill Clinton talks dirty. That man loves his sexual innuendo.
*MSNBC blames Bush for Fort Hood terror attack.
*Mary Katharine Ham: Democrats demagogue on race and dodge their own records.
*The New York Times sets a new low with its segregated holiday gift guide.
*Calling all “Churchills”: Look at the world, this is no time for weakness.
*Political operatives put the “con” in “consultant.”
*Targeting Harry Reid: Sue Lowden makes her bid to finally defeat the Senate majority leader.
*Get to know an organization that’s honoring our vets by flying them to their war memorials without costing any of our heroes a dime.
*We’re going to run out of oil? Nonsense.
*Ann Coulter doesn’t hide her feelings about closing Gitmo.
*A little left-wing “love” for Glenn Beck.
*Enemy of the state: political correctness.
*The Tea Party threat . . . to the GOP.
. . . And much more.
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