WSJ: Climate Crisis Scam Has Destroyed Journalist Standards

It’s also destroyed scientific standards. Anyhow, it’s a shame this one is behind the firewall

Climate Change Has Consumed Journalistic Standards
Reporters used to be hard-bitten skeptics. Now they aspire to be part of the authoritative expert class.

St. Greta‘Is this the end of summer as we’ve known it?” a New York Times headline asked the other day, with characteristic hysteria. (It’s an old truth in journalism circles: when a newspaper headline asks a question, the answer is almost always no: “Has This Man Found a Cure for Baldness? Are We All Going to Be Vegans? Is This the Start of a New Era for the Jets?”)

In this case the self-evidently refutable proposition framed as a question was prompted by the summer of meteorologically fraught events we’ve been experiencing: record temperatures and wildfires, droughts and ocean surges, wild storms and flash flooding. Just when we were looking forward to a well-earned summer of escape from the misery of the last 18 months, forget it: Climate change means fire and brimstone forever.

It’s been noted elsewhere that in the modern media’s received taxonomy, we don’t have weather anymore. We have climate. Specifically, man-made climate change.

We used to have weather. A cursory knowledge of human history suggests extreme weather events did not arrive in the few short years since the saintly Greta Thunberg became incarnate. The Bible is full of them. Herodotus tells us that the massive Persian fleet sent to conquer Greece lost half its ships to a freak storm before it met its fate at the Battle of Salamis in 480 B.C. In 1935 flooding of the Yangtze River in China killed as many as half a million people.

But in the annals of modern journalism we stopped having weather around 1999. Now all we have in our skies, rivers, seas and forests are episodes that confirm climate change…..

And that’s where the paywall hits (no way around it). But, you get the point. Perhaps Gerald Baker gets around to blasting so-called reporters, or soft shoes it. It seems most reporters are advocates now, activists, and most seem to be card carrying members of the doomsday Cult of Climastrology. They don’t ask inconvenient questions, especially about climahypocrisy. They do not ask anyone to prove their assertions on climate. They just take it for granted. They don’t ask about funding and special interests links between government, scientists, and advocacy groups. There are zero journalistic standards. They refuse to be cynical and skeptics. They mostly disallow any Skeptic to be on their networks and in their papers anymore. This is who they are, and, of course, it applies to most stuff where they are Believers.

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25 Responses to “WSJ: Climate Crisis Scam Has Destroyed Journalist Standards”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Gerard Baker is a right-wing editor and trump apologist.

    • david7134 says:

      So! Apologize for what? Trump was the best president we have. Your opinion is a minority of one.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      So once again Rimjob doesn’t dispute what is written only the writer.

      Being the dipshit he is, guess the dumbass considers that a valid rebuttal.
      Hint: It’s not.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    The horrific truth is that if the Biden junta and Fauci were telling people to get into boxcars to be taken to “Virus Protection Camps” Rimjob and Johnnie Retard would be rushing to get in line.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

  3. est1950 says:

    Something you guys were talking about the other day got me into a conversation with our resident Geologist about The current drought affecting Central America and the West in the USA.

    During the last Medieval Warm Period drought was Historic in Central America, Mexico and the USA and lasted through an entire sunspot cycle event. As in there are 26 or 28 or however many sunspot cycles there are that generally last 11 years though sometimes they are up to 13 years and at other times as little as 9 years….Overall they average 11 years and take about 300 years to complete an entire sunspot cycle.

    Elwood brought up Central America being in a drought and is a reason why people are fleeing Central America for the United States. Well it so happens that the Western United States is in a drought as well, along with Mexico. In other words the USA, Mexico and Central America are currently undergoing almost identical conditions that occurred during the MWP a 1000 years ago.

    And here we are. Is the planet getting warmer? I don’t know. Hell I don’t trust anything since NOAA got rid of all the thermometer testing sites in rural areas and dropped them in URBAN areas which suffer from HEAT PLUMING. In other words that much concrete is going to warm things up rather drastically.

    NOAA took down their website and put it back up a couple weeks later with all their numbers REWORKED to show Global Warming including in the Stratosphere.

    Then we have a PRESS that sensationalizes everything. BREAKING TRUMP….every and I do mean EVERY headline by FOX NEWS on YOUTUBE has XYZ and then BREAKING TRUMP….Why? CLICK BAIT.

    The NFL and ESPN, CBS and others are USING CLICK BAIT knowing that there are a subset of people who trash talk Josh Allen the QB of the Bills. In every video they put up, they say STEVEN A is LIVID about JOSH ALLEN!!!….only to find out Steven A aint even in the video and half the time they are talking about Josh Allen played tiddly winks with his niece.

    AGW FEARMONGERING is nothing more than Click BAIT by a desperate press to make money. They know that if they talk scientific mumbo jumbo they lose people by the end of the first sentence.

    Carl Cameron on CNN…….

    Judge for yourself, incidently the video they showed of Tucker was edited and Tucker was genuinely asking the questions WHY and IF….he was NOT spreading disinformation. His piece they quoted partially here was asking the question….IF? THEN??

    And now you have your answers why there is so much fear mongering by everyone, everywhere, everyday.

    • est1950 says:

      Carl Cameron went on to co-found Front Page Live. Elwood, Hairy and Zach would like this place.

      First a few words from Carl Cameron on leaving Fox News. After 22 years at Fox I am now switching sides to make money off liberals who’ll believe anything I write as long as it’s Anti-Trump as we witnessed the past 2 years with Russian Collusion Delusion!

      We took democracy for granted, now we are in a fight against authoritarianism…IS THE SENSATIONAL HEADLINE AT FRONT PAGE LIVE.

      But then the concluding remarks after trash talking the right and TRUMP the entire article.

      Democrats need to continue the fight. We must continue building an allied front to fight against authoritarianism. We must spread funding and attention among myriad players fighting against disinformation. We can’t go back to old models of thinking and acting. Otherwise, it will simply be too late to save us from Trumpism.

      The very sentimentalization of POINTS OF VIEW that he DETESTED AT FOX are now the mainstay of his new leftist FRONT PAGE LIVE website. But at least he gets it.

      Tim Pool a YouTuber that used to be a liberal and still is has had a hit campaigned targeted against him because are you ready? He has had over ONE BILLION VIEWS on his sites, making him a multi-millionaire many times over.

      Dave Rubin a former Leftist is constantly attacked despite being GAY. Gay of course only works if you are lefty Gay. Ben Shapiro, Glenn Beck etc..etc. The hit pieces never stop coming because?

      THEY GET CLICKS off the SENSATIONAL ARTICLES and make money. The swamp is never more prevalent than on the internet as in YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Perhaps Mr Baker should turn his gaze inward and examine the impact of far-right media on journalistic standards.

    This is not to absolve the so-called credentialed media of their faults, including false assumptions, mind reading, dependence on authority etc.

    But blaming the deficiencies of the media he disdains on a scientific theory he doesn’t understand is lazy. But he does understand his audience.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Perhaps Mr. Rimjob should turn his gaze inward and examine his own non-existent standards.
      This is not to absolve him of his faults, including false assumptions, mind reading, dependence on authority etc.
      But blaming others for his own deficiencies of a scientific theory he doesn’t understand. He is quite lazy but he does understand his audience.

      Bwaha! Lolgfy

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Mr est rarely cites any references but states the puzzling… NOAA took down their website and put it back up a couple weeks later with all their numbers REWORKED to show Global Warming including in the Stratosphere.

    Global warming theory posits that the stratosphere should be cooling, not warming. Why? Because higher CO2 levels in the troposphere slow the loss of infrared radiation into space. A cooling stratosphere also argues against the current bout of global warming resulting from a “warmer” sun.

    est: he (Tucker) was NOT spreading disinformation.

    This regarding Mother Tucker. Of course he was spreading disinformation, and he’s good at it. “If the vaccines work, then why do vaccinated people still get infected?” Of course, Liar Tuck had no experts to explain to his hapless viewers that that if 100,000,000 people get fully vaccinated with 95% effective vaccine that 5 million people could still be infected!!

    nuCons cannot be honest, otherwise they wouldn’t be nuCons.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      But of course Rimjob always provides references when spreading his disinformation.
      But dipshits are like that.

      Bwaha! Lolgfy

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Teach’s lapdog, Bungholio, lies again. But dipshits like Teach and Bungholio are like that.

    • Kye says:

      “Liar Tuck had no experts to explain to his hapless viewers that that if 100,000,000 people get fully vaccinated with 95% effective vaccine that 5 million people could still be infected!!”

      You don’t need your phony “experts” to explain a failing vaccine.

      Do we get 5 million Polio victims every year? Or mumps, measles, hepatitis B, diphtheria, rubella, tuberculosis and yellow fever? No, because THEIR VACCINE ACTUALLY WORKS. You are a fool and are buying into the billion dollar bullshit machine that put $100 billion in big pharmas hands and quite a few in the hands of the idiots in the government and media pushing this shit.

      There is no stupid idea fostered by the left you don’t buy from AGW to Red Chinese-Demofascist Plague.

      It really is incredible how all these supposedly educated, intelligent, skeptical people that question the corporations and government in every other respect are falling all over themselves to line up for the jab and spread the jab gospel far and wide.
      Same energy as Jonestown.

      Their bitching about this stuff is ironic. The “Establishment” were the first to politicize Wuhan and they did it right from the beginning, before the lock-downs even started. Nancy Pelosi said we be racist if we didn’t go shopping and out to eat in Chinatown. Hug an Asian. “Wuhan Flu” be racist. “Protests are killing grandma,” then the next day, widespread mass riots were “mostly peaceful” and “essential to health.” There have been many other examples. This is all their fault. Why would anyone believe a word they say?

      Why would anyone believe Elwood?

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Hint, big guy, no one does.

        Bwaha! Lolgf

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Did Kye get vaccinated?

        Do we get 5 million polio victims a year? No. Polio has been largely eradicated, i.e., it’s not a pandemic. Five million smallpox cases? Nope, same reason.

        The seasonal flu each year DOES have millions of breakthrough cases though because the vaccines are not perfectly matched to the flu variant each year.

        Vaccinated Americans are not dying of Covid (despite what lying dipshits like jimhoft and Teach claim). Is that why you got vaccinated, because you were afraid of dying?

        You especially could make the case that cascading dementia could be an adverse effect of the vaccine. Both you and tRump have gone nutz. Yesterday tRump said, “Imagine how much I’d be criticized if I was president when Covid struck America!” First, he’s admitting he lost the election and two that Covid appeared in the last 8 months.

        • Kye says:

          “Do we get 5 million polio victims a year? No. Polio has been largely eradicated, i.e., it’s not a pandemic. Five million smallpox cases? Nope, same reason.”

          That’s precisely what I was saying you putz. Those vaccines WORK. The Red Chinese-Democrat Plague vaccine seems to not work if one can still get the Plague after he’s vaccinated. Holy shit you’re stupid.

          All you do is bitch about Trump. You realize he’s no longer president don’t you? Everything happening now is squarely on Junta Joe the usurper and the entire commiecratic party.

          “To refuse the vaccine, you’re in reality a terrible selfish person.”
          This stance, delivered by anyone other than those in my close circle, effectively has me thinking: “Why would I want to take some hastily prepped, mystery jab to keep this sissy safe”. Quite honestly, such people may as well be dead to me – I am sick of the guilt tripping and moralizing.

          The relentless pushing and propagandizing behind it has been phenomenal.

          The Pro-vax aggression from on high was evident last December, when they started making claims that pregnant women should take it as it was being rolled out with zero long term studies. This is the height of irresponsibility. This quickly became a classist flashpoint. The coastal “elites” (who are far from elite) are always looking for an issue in which they can compare themselves to the inland “mouth breathers.” This was the perfect virtue signaling issue that goes far beyond the virus. This goes to the “We believe in The Science” part of their Nicene creed. To refuse the vaccine, you’re in reality a terrible selfish person. And now that we’re finding out that these vaccines are failing they quickly switched it up with “my vaccine won’t work unless you take your vaccine.” The mental gymnastics are amazing.

          The vaccine mandates aren’t about the virus, they’re about a segment of society that has such a visceral hatred for the inlanders in their jacked up trucks that they fantasize about holding them down and injecting them. Only they want it to be potassium chloride. They imagine each and every January 6th “terrorist” being anti-vax. They’re dirty people. Pay no attention to the dirty people running across the border, they have clean souls and intentions, so they’re fine. Of course the neo-cons have the most insulting, demeaning comments of all about anti-vaxers, because they see them as cannon fodder that got uppity.

    • est1950 says:

      The Geologist sitting beside me was the one who actively debated the AGW community including citing the lefts own position that if the globe was warming the stratosphere would raise in temperatures dramatically and yet the Stratosphere according to NOAA’s own number which they used to post showed only a 4/10ths of one degree of warming and that is in F and not c.

      NOAA Reinstates July 1936 as the Hottest Month on Record

      These are the headlines today and the topic has blown up on the blogosphere lately, basically accusing NOAA of “cooking” the historical climate data. There is a simple explanation for what happened.

      The graphs in the article and NOAA’s “State of the Climate” reports are based on NOAA National Climatic Data Center’s “Climate Division” data set.

      The “Climate Division” data set divides each state into 6-10 climate divisions and then averages all daily temperature and precipitation observations in each climate division into areal and monthly averages. The benefits of using the climate division data rather than individual weather stations is that it is serially complete back to 1895 and you don’t have to worry so much about biases and jumps in the individual stations measurements (from instrument changes, observation practices, station moves, etc.) or worry about stations having different recording periods or missing data.

      This data set also compiles the monthly averages into State, Regional, and National averages.

      Earlier this year NOAA recomputed the entire Climate Division, adding more observations early in the 20th century that had been digitized in the last decade or so. They also changed the spatial interpolation routines used to get areal averages and “adjusted” the station data to remove known biases or jumps from the reasons listed above.

      The release of the new recomputed Climate Division Data set was well advertised among climate and weather circles and it was known that it would change some of the historical rankings. There is nothing too secret or nefarious going on here.

      THERE are TWO schools of thought on this. Why did NOAA take down their website and change all the numbers which then showed serious global warming…..complains the anti-AGW crowd.

      Blah, blah, blah explains the AGW minions.

      Never mind the reason, I literally am sitting next to the Scientist who had a personal battle with NOAA on various blogs about their numbers didnt show SHIT….NOW THEY DO.

      Kudos for NOAA and the AGW Nazi’s. They only have to make stuff up and then get their communist MSM to defend them and lies become truth.

      That is why there are so much fear mongering and no one trusts either side on anything.

      But of all the people here ELWOOD….I just assumed that you actually KNEW this happened. I didn’t realize you need to be handfed information since you seem to be a world reknown scientist of epic proportions you should know that Mann’s hockey stick data was eaten by the dog and NOAA took down their website for 2 weeks and reworked all the numbers.

      EVERY AGW PERSON should know this things without being schooled.

      • est1950 says:

        Global warming theory posits that the stratosphere should be cooling, not warming.

        My buddy just slapped me on the head and called me an Idiot. He said the Stratosphere had cooled 4/10ths of a degree….NOT WARMED.

        “Why does the stratosphere cool when the troposphere

        Blah, blah, blah go the scientists using words no one understands. But to make a long story short according to the AGW crowd the Stratoshpere should be cooling dramatically and it was not. Not for 40 years and then suddenly the site went down and came back up showing signficant cooling to jive with what all the scientists were saying.

        Quoting a climatologist on the stratosphere.

        There is a lapse rate discrepancy in the tropics, according to the latest radiosonde
        quality control by Peter Thorne, Simon Tett and David Parker from the Hadley
        Center (see: )

        The lapse rate ‘discrepancy’

        Since 1979 observations imply that the troposphere in the tropics has cooled
        whereas the surface has warmed.

        This contradicts climate model projections, which predict greater warming aloft.
        It is also a reversal of an earlier global-mean trend according to the longer
        radiosonde analyses.
        It casts doubt upon our understanding of the climate system and ability to predict
        future climate changes.”>

        How can that be explained by the GHG theory?

        This was written in 2004 when the AGW group was confused about why anything was doing what it was doing. He even points out that NOAA confirms what he is saying with its readings.

  6. Kye says:

    “Elwood P. Dowd says:
    August 9, 2021 at 9:06 pm
    Kye is a vaccinated Covidiot.”

    Just like I’m a White supremacist even though I have an Asian wife and two black foster sons.

    Elwood, a retarded monkey could sit blindfolded and type at your computer and make more fukin sense than you do on every topic!

    Why do you support Wuhan-Demofascist Flu LIES?

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