Sunday, December 6, 2009

Comrade, Don't Worry Yourself With This Silly "Climategate" Talk

The definition of propaganda in Wiki:

"Propaganda is a form of communication aimed at influencing the attitude of a community toward some cause or position. As opposed to impartially providing information, propaganda in its most basic sense, presents information primarily to influence an audience. Propaganda often presents facts selectively (thus lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or uses loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented. The desired result is a change of the attitude toward the subject in the target audience to further a political agenda."

It's fascinating how much of the facts coming out of Climategate fit squarely within that definition. Not just the conduct of the scientists evidenced in the emails themselves, but the propaganda arm of the Climategate Politburo in the media and Google. Kate at SDA has been following the latter creepiness.

I suggest using Radio Free Europe as a search engine from now on.


  1. Red Tory has a video clip where Kady O'Malley and Evan Solomon explain why CBC isn't covering climategate. It's predictably lame stuff but full marks to Ubnamigiously Ambidextrous of Blogging Tories for calling them out on the clip.

  2. And Ubnamigiously Ambidextrous has followed up with the Canadian connection kady asked for: