Deniergate burbles on below the mass media radar

The fizzling of the scandal not yet formally known as ‘deniergate’ continues to fester in the murky fringes of reality, as revealed recently in Desmogblog, Huffingtonpost and Peter Sinclair’s Crock of the Week.

That the devious deceptions, threats and prevarications of the Heartless Institute have not — as yet — burst out into the mass media can probably be attributed to the fact that anyone who suggests that there is a conspiracy is, by definition, a conspiracy theorist.

I never could get the hang of the idea of a tautology.

Remember: Growth is goodp. The way out of our economic downspiral is to go shoppingp. Anyone who suggests otherwise is a lousy stinking commie terrist spy: and if they’re not in drag, that’s only because they’re in disguise.

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Phlyarologist (part-time) and pendant. Campaigner for action against anthropogenic global warming (AGW) and injustice in all its forms. Humanist, atheist, notoftenpist. Wannabe poet, writer and astronaut.
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4 Responses to Deniergate burbles on below the mass media radar

  1. witsendnj says:

    Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean no one is out to get you!

    And where there’s smoke, there’s fire. It may only be bubbling at the moment but I suspect it will boil over.

    Oh, Gawd. Nuff cliches now?

    (Surely you’ve been following the Atlantic, Climate Progress and the NYT?)

  2. Martin Lack says:

    “anyone who suggests that there is a conspiracy is, by definition, a conspiracy theorist.”… Presumably you’re trying to be funny and/or ironic? The trick is to prove your conspiracy to be a well-documented historical fact; like Oreskes and Conway did in Merchants of Doubt. Our problem in actually nailing the HI to the conspiracy wall in this instance appears to be the potential bogus nature of the strategy document that talks about… “preventing science teachers teaching science” 😦

    If you were just trying to be funny and/or ironic, please accept this as a clarification issued for the benefit of your readers who may not have got the joke. 🙂

    • pendantry says:

      The point is not so much a need to prove that there is a conspiracy — my point is that by simply suggesting conspiracy, many folks will dismiss any argument by knee-jerk, emphasis on the ‘jerk’, no matter how valid, on the grounds that it’s ‘just another conspiracy theory’. And others, not in possession of the facts, will fall for this line. Irony, yes, I guess?

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