Thursday, May 3, 2012

Death threat beat up

We covered ABC's headline from June 4 2011: Death threats sent to top climate scientists in the following post: Death threats a beat up

Report in today's Australian Newspaper confirms early suspicions: Climate scientists' claims of email death threats go up in smoke
"CLAIMS that some of Australia's leading climate change scientists were subjected to death threats as part of a vicious and unrelenting email campaign have been debunked by the Privacy Commissioner."
How long will it take ABC to provide an update?

Congratulations to Simon Turnill for persisting with an FOI request that lifted the covers on these exaggerated claims. Congratulations also to the Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim who according to The Australian "was called in to adjudicate on a Freedom of Information application in relation to Fairfax and ABC reports last June alleging that Australian National University climate change researchers were facing the ongoing campaign and had been moved to "more secure buildings" following explicit threats.
In a six-page ruling made last week, Mr Pilgrim found that 10 of 11 documents, all emails, "do not contain threats to kill" and the other "could be regarded as intimidating and at its highest perhaps alluding to a threat".

If only our own FOI requests met with similar success!

Update: The Catallaxy Files asks a tough question: The other point to consider is whether the ABC reported (ed-reporter)  read the emails before writing the story. If so, why were they reported as being death-threats and if not, why not?


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  2. Geoff's comment contained his address. I have posted Geoff's comment in full below without his personal details.

    Climate death threats fraudulent: OFFICIAL!!

    The Australian Climate scientists' claims of email death threats go up in smoke - main banner headline -May 3

    It confirms what common sense would have told us: there were no threats to any climate scientists - simply because there was never any suggestion that the police were investigating it!

    I not only asked the Federal police to confirm if any investigation was extant, but also emailed the relevant scientists informing them that there was no police involvement.

    All entreaties for a response was ignored.

    Radio 3AW leftist son Peter Meagher [part - time replacement for the then sick Derryn Hinch] abused me on air a few about a year ago when I told him so.

    Not only do 'warmed' scientists regularly discredit themselves - opprobrium is then heaped on their shamefull, obscenely named 'deniers.' This is yet another infamous scandal which taints with odious dishonour the religion of Climate warmists.

    And we are paying the wages of these people - who instead of trying to cure cancer - spend their time humiliating themselves and holding us in manifest contempt.

    Watch how the true believers will try to flick aside this merely latest stigma to their self - tattered / tainted reputations.

    There are too many examplars.

    Michael Mann and James Hansen have similarly excused the East Anglia fraud and the Mann's favourite discredited 'Hockey stick' syndrome.

    Why - Mann humiliated himself on the ABC's Lateline on 15/3/12

    Hansen still insists that the East Anglia ''scandal has no effect on the science.''

    I bet!

    When we have a world wherein the world of Climate lunacy - absolute truth is not needed.

    Climate science is a scam: as if we did not already know it!

    It takes a lot to partially replace Gillard's disasters on the front page: I reckon Julia engjineered it. Surely she will draw yet 'another line in the sand.'

    But she will march into the valley of the incipient political death with her asinine, misnamed Carbon Tax.

    We are living in interesting times: our grandchildren need a context to help them understand what it was like puting up with the greatest scam in history!

    Even the ABC is reporting it!


    Lateline - 15/03/2012: Climatologist slams intimidation of scientists

    Michael Mann's cosy chat on ABC's Lateline | Australian Climate ...

    Climatic Research Unit email controversy - Wikipedia, the free ...

    Climate change: this is the worst scientific scandal of our generation ...

    Climategate: Warmist conspiracy exposed? | Herald Sun Andrew ...

    Posted by Geoff Seidner to ABC News Watch at May 3, 2012 9:44 AM

  3. The ABC couldn't LIE straight in their collective beds! What a disgusting shame they have become!!

  4. The ABC have always been pathetic. If their irrational yearning and pathetic socialist tripe need to support the internecine lunacies of the Gillard government was ever tested and EACH theme taken to a logical conclusion, then it would become obvious that the left could never win a rational argument.
    This was expressed in a brilliant letter to The Australian a few weeks ago.

    It is sadly the way of our busy world and part of the post - modern defence mechanisms used by the left: that they will never be accountable.
    And worse - they 'know' that the rapid movement of the news - cycle will almost guarantee it!

    Someone should send the main claimant of death - threats against warmist professors - Professor Will Steffen - why the police never investigated death - threat claims, why his boss the Chief Scientist Ian Chubb - [now head of CSIRO] who was vice Chancellor at ANU at the time admitted that there were no obviouslythreats! [The Australian 3/5/12]
    And he did not even bother [in 2009 - 10] reading any of the emails that were allegedly embedded with death threats!

    Someone should demand that Steffen should fess up: he has been caught out.
    And Julia should admit that Climate Lunacy AKA Climate Change - and the incipient misnamed Carbon Tax going to be rorted big time!
    It is so obvious to any who know commodities trading!
    The poor woman does not realize she is going to be artificially propping up the otherwise collapsing EURO scam!!

    When will they ever learn??

    In rush,
    Geoff Seidner


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