When it comes to spinning the party line on the Climategate issue, the Associated Press can be relied upon by the warmists to shoehorn an entirely misleading assertion into its story. Perhaps they should be called Associated Thought Control?
There is so much wrong about this police action that any journalist worth their highly remunerated salt could fill column feet with analysis of the legal basis for the raid, how they obtained a warrant to confiscate equipment of someone they admit is not suspected of any wrongdoing, and what on earth the police think they are going to achieve by it.
But we are talking about AP here, so of course the story has to reiterate the completely unproven allegation that the emails were stolen. And of course AP goes out of its way to to tell the audience the scientists did nothing wrong, using a one line paragraph deliberately designed to stand out and hammer home what they want people to accept as fact despite the inquiries not looking for any evidence of wrongdoing. Paragraphs such as that below are nothing less than naked propaganda:
Several inquiries have since refuted the charges.
Despite the massed ranks of government departments, NGOs, environmental activist groups, corporate giants and sycophantic media all lining up to parrot the warmist creed, people are still refusing to accept the narrative/ As bloggers continue to publish scientific findings that the likes of Mann, Jones, Trenberth and Briffa strive furiously to keep out of the public arena, the public becomes increasingly sceptical of the official line.
The result is the agents of the state being deployed against those bloggers who continue to share inconvenient information.
When it comes to keeping the taxpayer funded money train on the rails it seems the warmists are getting increasingly desperate. The bloggers have got them on the run and now the warmists are trying scare tactics.