Toronto Star Looks at Canadian Denial Machine

Sun, 2007-01-28 09:25Richard Littlemore
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Toronto Star Looks at Canadian Denial Machine

Canada's biggest newspaper, The Toronto Star, shines the light on Canadian climate change deniers in this weekend feature .

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Tim Ball says "I'm not doing it for the money. It has cost me a lot. But I can't ignore the science or the evidence".

It is hard to find as many inaccuracies in one short quote as Ball has in this one. I think it merits some sort of award.

It’s a great piece but I’m not going to celebrate until a story with this word count shows up in the National Post.
I was just going to say the same. He must be in Backwards-World, where everyone speaks in opposites. >>One of them is climatologist Ball, a popular, indefatigable public speaker. Last year, he made about 100 presentations to the likes of farm groups, Rotary and Probus meetings and insurance industry people. Why does he do it? “Sometimes I wonder myself, especially when I’m driving through the prairies and it’s 30 below,” he says. “I’m not doing it for the money. It has cost me a lot. But I can’t ignore the science or the evidence.” >>

"Canada's biggest newspaper,"

...and unreserved cheerleader and promoter for leftwing viewpoints.

It reads more like a paid promotional item, not a journalistic news story.

Like Jon Stewart said the global warming conspiracy led by left wing enviro alarmists, called “scientists,” is behind this type of stuff. There is no conspiracy big boy, global warming is real and we need to be concerned.
are we talking about the same paper??
Faced with an inconvenient truth, the ideologue could only resort to pathetic name calling, rather than presenting an intelligent critique addressing specific points.

For whom? Polar bears? All those corrupt scientists? (that would be cutting into their ill-gotten grant money) All those Toronto-based alternative fuels companies? Or is it just something we do to piss you off?

Robert, you have to learn to distinguish between "bias", which everyone has (including you), and "promotion". Routinely dismissing any opposing viewpoint as "promotion" or leftwing propaganda, puts you about one step away from being a conspiracy nut with a persecution complex.

Dear "Anon",

The first part of the last paragraph was fair comment.

The Toronto Star has a well-known bias. Part of the owners mandate and such.

It's hardly conspiratorial of me to comment on it.

The remainder......

"Routinely dismissing any opposing viewpoint as "promotion" or leftwing propaganda, puts you about one step away from being a conspiracy nut with a persecution complex."

.....was rather silly. Do you actually know enough about me to apply such a statement?

We have a family member who is uncomfortably "out there", I find your aspersion against me to be rather odious.

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