Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A lie is half way around the world before...

This piece from North Country Public Radio talks about how opponents of the climate change bill in Congress are quoting statistics from an MIT professor.

Problem is that according to that professor, the numbers they're using are wrong.

The disinformation being peddled by Republicans, libertarians and other opponents of the bill is almost 10 times higher than what the MIT professor being misquoted actually found.

The academic told Republicans they were using an inaccurate figure but they continue to do so.

Maybe global warming is exacerbated by the hot air spewed by some of its Deniers.



Note: Interestingly this piece followed another story in which a citizen that she "[has] to listen to conservative radio to get facts." Not sure if facts should be put in 'air quotes.'

1 comment:

Chris said...

"Maybe global warming is exacerbated by the hot air spewed by some of its Deniers."

Ha... nice one... I heard the same story this morning... isn't there some sort of rule, though, that if a Republican repeats the same lie so many times it actually becomes the truth? Or maybe that applies to all politicians...