Swindle Update: ABC is now slamming the Swindle

Thu, 2007-07-12 15:20Kevin Grandia
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Swindle Update: ABC is now slamming the Swindle

The Swindle is a one-sided anti-global warming argument put together by a film maker with a name for skewing the facts, and featuring greenhouse skeptics with media profiles that far exceed their scientific publishing records.”

- ABC Online Science writer, Bernie Hobbs

A new little button titled “The Great Global Warming Swindle SWINDLE” has just been added on ABC Australia's dedicated “Great Global Warming Swindle” webpage.

The new section absolutely trashes Martin Durkin's “Great Global Warming Swindle” film.

Was this a set-up by ABC Australia from the beginning? Was it their intent to prop the Swindle up and then absolutely trash it? Probably not. More likely, this is a case of warring editors. kind of along the lines of what you read in the Wall Street Journal versus what you read in the Wall Street Journal Financial Section.

Either way, the bad press for Durkin just got a whole lot worse with ABC Australia itself, the outlet who hosted the film in the first place, now discrediting it.