December 11, 2009
University of Stanford Professor Stephen Schneider, friend of Al Gore and AGW alarmist, is not fond of answering questions about "Climategate" and assorted other Global Warming facts that are not from friendly channels. And Phelim McAleer definitely would fall into the "not friendly" camp. McAleer asked a few "Inconvenient" questions of the good professor, and you can see what resulted.
During some testy exchanges with McAleer, UN officials and Professor Schneider’s assistants twice tried to cut short McAleer’s question.
However as the press conference drew to a close Professor Schneider’s assistant called armed UN security guards to the room. They held McAleer and aggressively ordered cameraman Ian Foster to stop filming. The guard threatened to take away the camera and expel the film crew from the conference if they did not obey his instructions to stop filming Professor Schneider.
The guard demanded to look at the film crews press credentials and refused to allow them to film until Professor Schneider left the room.
McAleer said he was disappointed by Professor Schneider’s behaviour.
“It was a press conference. Climategate is a major story – it goes to the heart of the Global Warming debate by calling into question the scientific data and the integrity of many scientists involved.”
“These questions should be answered. The attempts by UN officials and Professor Schneider’s assistant to remove my microphone were hamfisted but events took a more sinister turn when they called an armed UN security officer to silence a journalist.”
Two officers corralled the film crew and one officer can be seen on tape threatening the cameraman. The Guard can also be heard warning that if the crew did not stop filming their would seize the equipment and the journalists expelled from the conference.
McAleer says he has made an official complaint tabout the incident.
“I have met Mr Christopher Ankerson the UN’s head of security for the conference and he has confirmed it was Professor Schneider’s staff who asked the security guards to come corral us at the press conference. Mr Ankerson could not say what grounds the security guard had for ordering us to stop filming.”
“This is a blatant attempt to stop journalists doing journalism and asking hard questions. It is not the job of armed UN security officers to stop legitimate journalists asking legitimate questions of senior members of the UN’s IPCC.”
Professor Schneider was interviewed for McAleer’s “Not Evil Just Wrong” documentary but lawyers later wrote to McAleer saying he was withdrawing permission for the interview to be used.
McAleer, who is from Ireland, has gained quite a reputation for asking difficult questions of those who have been promoting the idea of man-made Global Warming.
Professor, here is my message to you:
Fuck you. Fuck you. Fuck you with your own arrogance and cowardice soaked in polar bear entrails. Fuck you for being such a pussy that you couldn't handle some questions. And fuck you just in general because you are an arrogant asshole who feels you ahouldn't have to justify anything to anybody.
If you are so fucking certain of your theories, then why the fucking fuckity fuck with a thermometer did you run away from this guy? If your theories are correct, would you not be willing to squash a journalist with the facts? Or, are you so unsure of them that you avoid facing skeptics like Oliver Willis avoids Diet Cola? And why the fuck a snowflake until it bleeds are you trying not to discuss and defend Al Gore now, when you were so sure of his theories, and your connections to such back when he won the Nobel Peace Prize?
Are you afraid, Professor? If so, what the fuck are you afraid of? If it's the truth, then you should bury your head in shame, because that is what scientists are supposed to pursue, right? Are you afraid of being exposed as a fraud and a huckster? If so, then why the fuck are you so willing to use force to keep the investigators away? Or, are you afraid that if you start answering questions, then some difficult follow ups will occur? If so, then you are not as smart as you claim to be, for a person as highly regarded as you should be able to handle any and all questions that come your way.
Fuck you, Professor. Fuck you for being a coward, refusing to defend your work, and falling prey to the siren song of carbon credits and the alleged zillions it will bring to your pal Al. Fuck you for your ties to Al Gore and his swindle. And fuck you for pushing for legislation that will kill our economy and prosperity.
If you are unwilling to answer a few questions, Professor, then get the fuck out of the arena of ideas, and become a Carbon Offesets salesman at Algore, Inc. or a polar bear fluffer. Either way, I hope you get devoured by whatever animals you encounter.
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