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Jon Stewart had a good media critique piece over the right-wing hype over Climategate back in 2009, and the lack of almost any media coverage now that it's been finally debunked (yet again).

All right, if only an impartial arbiter could come in, remove the warming debate's political implications, and just examine the science.  And if only that person could be funded in large part by two titans of a seldom-heard constituency of the global warming debate, the oil industry.

Yes, Richard Muller, the Berkeley physics professor, who took on the challenge of re-examining climate data, had, as his biggest private funders, the Koch brothers.

No, not those two.  No, that's... different Koch brothers.  Those guys I don't even think are brothers.

That's the guys.  Oil billionaires and Tea Party heartthrobs Charles and David Koch.  So you see where this "research" is going.  And sure enough, last week, skeptical doc Muller announced his results in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, and well you....  Whoa.  Global warming is real!  Did not see that coming.

Yes, the study, funded by the Koch brothers, confirms that the original research was actually correct, that the earth is getting warmer, or judging by this graphic, getting more embarrassed.

Climategate was a huge news story.  I bet debunking Climategate is gonna be huger!

SHEPARD SMITH (10/24/2011): Foodies of the world rejoice, the McRib is back.

ALINA CHO (10/25/2011): It's time to literally pig out again.

CHRIS JANSING (10/24/2011): The boneless barbecue pork sandwich will be on the menu till November

LARA SPENCER (10/25/2011): We also found a McRib locator website.

ERIN BURNETT (10/24/2011): Oh McDonald's!

AL ROKER (10/25/2011): Now how excited are you about the McRib?  Ooooh!

FOX BUSINESS WOMAN (10/25/2011): I can't believe there's pork in the McRib.  I thought it was Kosher.

You know, they reintroduce the McRib every fucking year, it's not big news.  You know, reintroducing the McDLT or Shamrock Shakes all year long, that's big news!  I don't get this, man.  Climategate was huge news!  The debunking of Climategate got a total of 24 seconds of cable news coverage.  Liberal media, d'oh!

Video and full transcript below the fold.

But first, we're coming up on the second anniversary of a scandal that rocked the scientific community.  No, not the discovery of Albert Einstein's lingerie collection.

E = mc*rawr*.  I'm talking about Climategate, the 2009 controversy surrounding possible irregularities in climate research data.

CHARLIE GIBSON: Some stolen e-mails are giving encouragement to global warming skeptics.

CNN: Hackers had seized a file of more than 1,000 e-mails.

ANNE THOMPSON: In those e-mails that some climate scientists seem to be suggesting that perhaps they're massaging the data.

Ah!  And then releasing it, yes.  Hacked e-mails suggested that some global warming scientists were guilty of massage with release.  Ironically, giving their critics erections.

SEAN HANNITY: Climategate has revealed that global warming and that movement is run by hacks and frauds.

GLENN BECK: The global warming hoax continues to be exposed, and debunked.

REP. MARSHA BLACKBURN, R-TN: One of the things we have learned ... is that Climategate with the e-mails is that this is an unsettled science.

BRIT HUME: And that perhaps it may all even be a fraud.

JON STEWART: Poor Al Gore, global warming completely debunked, via the very Internet you invented.  Ohh!

Nailed it!  You mean from... really?  That's only two years ago?  I'm aging in dog years!

Well, since Climategate, it's no surprise that the number of Americans who believed in global warming has been dropping, from 79% in 2006 to only 59% now.  It's a change of 20%, or -6.6% Celsius, or 266 Kelvin percent.  I got a scientist on tonight, I've been reading up on this shit all day!  Temperatures.

All right, if only an impartial arbiter could come in, remove the warming debate's political implications, and just examine the science.  And if only that person could be funded in large part by two titans of a seldom-heard constituency of the global warming debate, the oil industry.

Yes, Richard Muller, the Berkeley physics professor, who took on the challenge of re-examining climate data, had, as his biggest private funders, the Koch brothers.

No, not those two.  No, that's... different Koch brothers.  Those guys I don't even think are brothers.

That's the guys.  Oil billionaires and Tea Party heartthrobs Charles and David Koch.  So you see where this "research" is going.  And sure enough, last week, skeptical doc Muller announced his results in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, and well you....  Whoa.  Global warming is real!  Did not see that coming.

Yes, the study, funded by the Koch brothers, confirms that the original research was actually correct, that the earth is getting warmer, or judging by this graphic, getting more embarrassed.

Climategate was a huge news story.  I bet debunking Climategate is gonna be huger!

SHEPARD SMITH (10/24/2011): Foodies of the world rejoice, the McRib is back.

ALINA CHO (10/25/2011): It's time to literally pig out again.

CHRIS JANSING (10/24/2011): The boneless barbecue pork sandwich will be on the menu till November

LARA SPENCER (10/25/2011): We also found a McRib locator website.

ERIN BURNETT (10/24/2011): Oh McDonald's!

AL ROKER (10/25/2011): Now how excited are you about the McRib?  Ooooh!

FOX BUSINESS WOMAN (10/25/2011): I can't believe there's pork in the McRib.  I thought it was Kosher.

You know, they reintroduce the McRib every fucking year, it's not big news.  You know, reintroducing the McDLT or Shamrock Shakes all year long, that's big news!  I don't get this, man.  Climategate was huge news!  The debunking of Climategate got a total of 24 seconds of cable news coverage.  Liberal media, d'oh!

Aasif Mandvi then talked with a stupid Fox News analyst who thinks scientists are all conspiring to make us believe global warming is real, and Jon interviewed physicist Lisa Randall about these anti-science bastards.

Jon then focused on the rioting at Occupy Oakland.
Meanwhile, Stephen looked at how PETA now claims whale performers are actually slaves and should thus be freed under the Thirteenth Amendment.
He then had an excellent piece on Alabama's migrant workers leaving because of the state's new anti-immigrant law.  Stephen drew upon his experience as a migrant worker and testimony before Congress.
He then looked at how a Christian group in Texas wants to have "Jesus Ween", where people hand out Bibles instead of candy.
Stephen then interviewed Taylor Branch about how the NCAA is a cartel.

Originally posted to BruinKid on Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by DKOMA and Electronic America: Progressives Film, music & Arts Group.

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