Associated Press Lies About Climategate

Over at tree-hugging apologist mouthpiece, ’Mediamatters’ they’re getting their panties in a bunch over a Fox News story. It seems Fox were biased for a “stale retread” over Climategate data rapist, Professor Phil Jones’s shocking admission that there’s been no statistically significant global warming for 15 years. How ‘outrageous’ of Fox, I hear you scoff. But try and see it from Mediamatters’ point of view – little green journos all now go into apoplectic spasm at every mention of unpleasant and unarguable climate facts.
http://mediamatters.org/blog/201002180026

So, thanks to the prompting by Mediamanglers I’ll now prove that the Associated Press is complicit in perpetrating further Climategate hype and lies. Thereby, our readers may judge for themselves how deeply the green-loving press has sunk themselves in the greatest scandal in science.

First, keep in mind that Fox News is the only American TV news broadcaster that has reported the Climategate story from Day One. Mediamatters try to spin the lie that the Associated Press (AP) has been reporting on this epoch-changing event in a “just-the-facts fashion.“ But, as we shall see, in AP’s case ‘just the facts’ means doling out hype and lies supportive of the global warming hysteria.

Astonishingly, it is the leaked Climategate emails themselves that exposes the complicitness of the Associated Press in the Climategate scandal. Keen eyes at that excellent skeptic blog, WUWT, first uncovered the facts exposing media conspiracy in reporting Climategate. Blogger, Anthony Watts, found that AP had a ‘man on the inside’ of information from the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit three months before the leaked emails surfaces.
http://wattsupwiththat.com/2009/12/12/aps-seth-borenstein-is-just-too-damn-cozy-with-the-people-he-covers-time-for-ap-to-do-somethig-about-it/
It is those leaked emails that expose AP reporter, Seth Borenstein as a Climategate collaborator. So it came as no surprise to bloggers when AP ran the following in a “just-the-facts fashion“ on December 12, 2009 after the Climategate story broke:

“E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don’t support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press.”

http://www.climate-gate.org/email.php?eid=987&s=kwborenstein

And whom did AP put in charge of their “exhaustive review”? Yes, you guessed it, Seth Borenstein.

Borenstein has long been known among climate commentators as an avid green sympathiser. As a sample of Borenstein’s affiliations look no further than the leaked email dated Jul 23, 2009 when Seth “just-the-facts“ Borenstein emailed his Climategate chums, Kevin Trenberth, Gavin Schmidt and Michael ‘Hockey Stick’ Mann, three months before Climategate, thus:

“It’s Seth again. Attached is a paper in JGR today that
Marc Morano is hyping wildly. It’s in a legit journal. Whatchya think?
Seth
Seth Borenstein, Associated Press Science Writer
sborenstein@xxxxxxxxx.xxx”

Michael Mann’s reply:

“hi Seth, you always seem to catch me at airports. only got a
few minutes. took a cursory look at the paper, and it has all
the worry signs of extremely bad science and scholarship.”

Thus speaketh Michael ‘always’ Mann, the biggest ‘bad’ scientist of all! Whatchya think of that? To quantify how far AP journalists have fallen off their integrity perch just take a look here at their own code of conduct
http://www.ap.org/newsvalues/index.html
Laughably, AP claims that:

“we avoid behavior or activities that create a conflict of interest and compromise our ability to report the news fairly and accurately, uninfluenced by any person or action.”

So if readers are troubled by AP’s “exhaustive review” you can phone or write and ask in a “just-the-facts fashion“ at the following address:

The Associated Press, 1100 13th St. NW, Suite 700,
Washington, DC
20005-4076
Tel: 202-641-9454

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