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Old 02-24-2014, 08:22 PM  
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The new environmental activist tactic - censorship

Heating up: Climate change advocates try to silence Krauthammer

By Howard Kurtz
Published February 24, 2014FoxNews.com

Charles Krauthammer says it right up front in his Washington Post column: “I’m not a global warming believer. I’m not a global warming denier.”

He does, however, challenge the notion that the science on climate change is settled and says those who insist otherwise are engaged in “a crude attempt to silence critics and delegitimize debate.”

How ironic, then, that some environmental activists launched a petition urging the Post not to publish Krauthammer’s column on Friday.

Their response to opinions they disagree with is to suppress the speech.

Brad Johnson (@ClimateBrad), the editor of HillHeat.com and a former Think Progress staffer, boasted on Twitter that 110,000 people had urged the newspaper “to stop publishing climate lies” like the Krauthammer piece.

I understand that many people are passionate about global warming and consider skeptics to be flat-earthers. Those who don’t like the arguments by Krauthammer, a Fox News contributor, should by all means criticize, dispute, denounce and otherwise go at him. That’s how debate takes place in a country with a vibrant media culture.

Instead, these folks believe that censorship is preferable. Why engage Krauthammer when they might just be able to employ pressure tactics to silence him? And what’s the difference between this and shouting down a speaker at a town hall?

Krauthammer told me the petition-signers “showed up just in time to make precisely the point I made in the column.”

When it comes to free speech, he says, “they don’t even hide it anymore. Now they proudly want certain arguments banished from discourse. The next step is book burning. So the question of the day is: Can you light a Kindle?

“Is there anything more anti-scientific than scientific truths being determined by petition and demonstration?”

Maybe this reflects a broader trend in which people want to wall themselves off from contrary information — and wall off others as well. Debating a complicated subject like climate change — and, equally important, what to do about it — is difficult. Attempting to silence the other side is the easy way out.

Of course, most climate-change proponents are perfectly willing to argue their case on the merits. Unfortunately, that doesn’t apply to everyone.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014...e-krauthammer/
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:33 PM   #91
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The fact you even think I would waist 1 second of my time on any Warmer site
Just proves my point with you moonbats
You choose to be ignorant. That's fine. Just understand that when you admit that you only intend to look at one side of the issue and ignore the other, people are going to laugh at how dumb you are.
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:39 PM   #92
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You choose to be ignorant. That's fine. Just understand that when you admit that you only intend to look at one side of the issue and ignore the other, people are going to laugh at how dumb you are.
cool beans man
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:58 PM   #93
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You choose to be ignorant. That's fine. Just understand that when you admit that you only intend to look at one side of the issue and ignore the other, people are going to laugh at how dumb you are.
Boy, you sure do use blanket generalities such as "people" to condemn others. That's kinda sociopathic. But then progs are bullies when someone doesn't agree with them.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:00 PM   #94
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that's rich!!!



...posted in a thread about the believers trying to silence the non-believers...
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The fact you even think I would waist 1 second of my time on any Warmer site
Just proves my point with you moonbats
Anyone making claims from the minority viewpoint with steadfast refusal to understand or even listen to the opposing claims, is displaying intentional ignorance. You don't care about evidence that would otherwise prove your claim incorrect. You ignore it. You take the opinion of a known paid shill who happens to have zero scientific background. A former producer for Rush Limbaugh. A man who's been repeatedly caught spreading misinformation and getting paid for it by Exxonmobile, Koch, and others. Which was all documented and referenced in the above link that you refused to waist 1 second on. Don't take my word or the word of those I linked, look around Google for some other opinions on your source.
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:27 PM   #96
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Anyone making claims from the minority viewpoint with steadfast refusal to understand or even listen to the opposing claims, is displaying intentional ignorance. You don't care about evidence that would otherwise prove your claim incorrect. You ignore it. You take the opinion of a known paid shill who happens to have zero scientific background. A former producer for Rush Limbaugh. A man who's been repeatedly caught spreading misinformation and getting paid for it by Exxonmobile, Koch, and others. Which was all documented and referenced in the above link that you refused to waist 1 second on. Don't take my word or the word of those I linked, look around Google for some other opinions on your source.
I stopped & wound up my Zebco 202 & went home at//////your claim incorrect
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