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I confess I haven't been able to stomach listening to Rush lately but this item did catch my attention about a 13 year old climate skeptic caller Rush got yesterday.

RUSH:  You went to the library?

CALLER:  Yeah.

RUSH:  You didn't use a computer?

CALLER:  No, I didn't.  Well, yeah, my mom got me one article from the computer. Yeah.

RUSH:  Wow. I'm surprised you find evidence of this at the library.  That's heartening.  Why did you want to do this? What made you doubt the people who believe that there's global warming?

CALLER:  Well, over the radio we listen to different things.  I've heard lots of evidence that man-made global warming is a hoax.  And since I'm doing speeches, I thought it was a very interesting topic.  I want to learn more about this.  I guess I just always doubted that.  There's so much evidence that global warming is not man-made.

RUSH:  You know what?  I'm gonna... Alex, if your parents will let me, I'd like to send you an iPad.

CALLER:  Oh, my gosh! (giggles)

@ Rush Limbaugh show

First The Hill ran a piece about Rush's young caller then C/net picked up the story where I saw it.  
Rush Limbaugh: iPad great tool in fighting global warming 'hoax'

By Chris Matyszczyk

Naturally, Limbaugh was pleased to hear from such an "articulate" young man, especially one who articulated a view with which the great Republican has sympathy.

He seemed, though, perturbed that the boy's mother had only downloaded one article from a computer. For the rest, the boy had been forced to comb his local library's perhaps dusty shelves.

Today on his show Rush put out a furious response to The Hill's piece that included this preposterous attempt to discredit climate scientists.

RUSH: The global warming scientists are just Democrats, folks.  They all have a political preference.  They're all part of an agenda. They all believe government ought to get bigger. That's where they get their money. That's where they get their funding to study all this stuff.  It's how they buy their car.  It's how they go to the grocery store, government money, grant money.  So they are all part of the agenda.

@ Rush Limbaugh show

                                 

Its frightening how many people believe this Blowhard's ignorant notions about climate science.  

Originally posted to Lefty Coaster on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 02:43 PM PDT.

Also republished by DK GreenRoots and Climate Hawks.

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