Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Watts Still Denying the Death Threats

Incredibly, Anthony Watts is still denying that some climate scientists have received death threats:
...when will you be posting that list of death threats you took us to task over Appell? SO far you have not responded AFAIK and the offensive condescending holier than thou posts are still up on that little blog of yours. Man up. – Anthony
These threats and harassments have been widely acknowledged by several scientists and reported on by many journalists (see below). The Guardian, in particular, has seen them and excerpted them. One scientist had a dead animal dumped on their doorstep, according to ABC News. Some of the threats have been reported to the FBI.

These denials are pernicious, obnoxious, and dangerous. They are of a kind, and only a step from being complicit. Commenters here too have played the same game.

It's worse even than the birthers, because denying that the threats exist is itself a kind of threat.

And then, when you point this out to them and give the links below, they censor your comment because it used the word "deny" (not the word "denier," and not used as a label).

http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jul/06/hacked-climate-science-emails-sceptics-abuse
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/climate-scientists-receive-death-threats-10729457
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2009/dec/08/hacked-climate-emails-death-threats
http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t694484/
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/environment/article7017922.ece
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/jul/05/hate-mail-climategate
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2010/oct/12/democrat-obama-climate-change-agenda

11 comments:

Dano said...

Oh, wow. Shocking, surely unless you know these people. Then it is totally what you would expect from this low-end crew.

Best,

D

Jules said...

What does Anthony have to say about this video ?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWVFHJUYVcE

Anonymous said...

Rule #1: You can never ask too many questions.

Mike Mangan said...

Of course, Anthony was right all along...

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/climate-scientists-claims-of-email-death-threats-go-up-in-smoke/story-e6frgcjx-1226345224816

No surprise that Dano would fall for this rubbish. He believes everything, no matter how ludicrous.

Anonymous said...

So David.

You were wrong. Time for a public apology, don't you think ?

Mark Whitney said...

The alarmists just keep on piling up the BS. Threats from the alarmist crowd are well known. Nuremburg-style trials for 'deniers', Letting their houses burn, etc. The crisis mongers have to make stuff up to get a little sympathy because the facade is crumbling. I eat the air, anticipation crammed!

Mark and two Cats said...

Time for you to grow a conscience and apologise to Anthony Watts!

As a follow up to yesterday’s breaking news that there were never any death threats at all, as determined by a court adjudicate, Simon Turnill writes on Australian Climate Madness that it has been confirmed that there’s a new story in the Australian saying that the police were never contacted over the alleged “death threats”, indicating that the Australian National University didn’t even take the non-existent “death threats” seriously enough to even report it! Today, ANU has “no comment” as to why.

Mark and two Cats said...

Time to grow a conscience and apologise to Anthony Watts...

As a follow up to yesterday’s breaking news that there were never any death threats at all, as determined by a court adjudicate, Simon Turnill writes on Australian Climate Madness that it has been confirmed that there’s a new story in the Australian saying that the police were never contacted over the alleged “death threats”, indicating that the Australian National University didn’t even take the non-existent “death threats” seriously enough to even report it! Today, ANU has “no comment” as to why.

Doubting Richard said...

"These denials are pernicious, obnoxious, and dangerous."

And also, it appears, true. Oh dear, Mr Appell. Who is now complicit in wrongdoing, in this case utter dishonesty?

Mistress.Magoo said...

Is it time for an honest and honourable retraction?
I'll not hold my breath.

Mistress.Magoo said...

For people with nothing to hide, the own goals just keep on piling up.
How about an honest and honorable apology?