Thursday, February 27, 2014

Skeptical Science: Smear Skeptics as Holocaust Deniers

In March of 2012, the climate alarmist website Skeptical Science had their forums "hacked" and the contents posted online. In a forum thread titled "Advice on engaging the public", John Cook posts enthusiastically, "Here is an excellent email from Greg Craven...":
"Here's my two cents on engaging the public:

The biggest obstacles you need to understand are that the public doesn't understand the nature of science, ...they aren't rational decision-makers, [...]

Be aware that the press is very defensive about being called "liberal" by the heartland. So they will always give a denier equal weight under the guise of "We just report and let the reader make their own decision." The hell they do. Ask "When the press does a story on the Holocaust, do they give equal time to the revisionists?"

- Email from Greg Craven (2010)


From a forum thread titled, "A new meme: Nazis invented global warming alarmism":
"Speaking of Nazism: From my perspective, there are many parallels between the arch-conservative movement in the US that is being orchestrated by the Koch brothers, Rupert Murdoch, and their super rich cronies and the early rise of the Nazi party in Germany."

- John Hartz, Skeptical Science (2011)

From a forum thread titled, "Use the attention":
"However, comparing things to the years before WWII might be useful. Don't tie it in just to the Holocaust but rather the entire denial of the threat from Nazism"

- Glenn Tamblyn, Skeptical Science (2011)

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