Thursday, June 06, 2013

Obama Tweets Support for 97% Consensus Study, whose sick team members celebrated the death of Conservative Andrew Breitbart

On May 16, 2013 President Obama tweeted support for a "study" that falsely manufactured a statistically worthless claim of a 97% consensus among scientist for human-caused global warming.

However, it was revealed in 2012 that team members from this study had celebrated the death of conservative Andrew Breitbart in the lead author, John Cook's Skeptical Science forums. In a forum thread titled, "Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart is dead at 43" Cook's acknowledged team members Rob Honeycutt and John Hartz posted,
"[H]e was a particularly destructive individual, almost entirely without morals. He was an "ends justifies the means" type and his sole purpose was to try to destroy everything liberal regardless of what he had to do to achieve this. He was the one who made the cavallier comment that "We have all the guns and we outnumber liberals." He's the kind of guy that would laugh if someone acted upon such a suggestion." - Rob Honeycutt [Skeptical Science Forums], March 2, 2012
"Ding dong, the witch is dead..." - John Hartz [Skeptical Science Forums], March 2, 2012
This type of behavior apparently earns you an acknowledgement in the scientific literature and a tweet from the President.

Why would President Obama endorse the work of such individuals?

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