Good find, S&F.
I hate oppression over free speech and journalism as much as the next guy, but following conspiracies and the like over the past few years has taught
me to be a little more inquisitive when given short clips like this one.
"shock" journalists ask irrelevent people in inappropriate forums and of course get a negative response which they use as evidence
not that I'm saying this is what is goin on here.
it did lead me to do a little digging on the issue.
So my questions are:
Why interview Schneider?
What was this press conference?
Are there any reasons to suggest that whats going on here is not just blatant oppression?
I found McAleer has interviewed Schneider before, Schneider accepted and had an openly admitted that yes he did use to be a proponent of global
dimming in 70 and 71, (which at the time was based on the premise aerosals offset greenhouse gases and also cool the climate), however Stanford then
got involved and prohibited McAleer from publishing the interview!
I think McAleer likes to go after Schneider cos he knows schneider answers honestly, despite his own reputation, even when they disagree, and even if
it helps McAleers case, pity though that stanford feel the need to veto interviews like that to protect their own reputation.
Then I looked up info on this press conference, apparently schneider was not holding a conference on the science or the arguments of climate change,
but was launching his new book! (as far as I can tell, check my links and correct if you find out more please!)
I also noticed the microphone McAleer has when he's questioning is not his own but one of those mike's they pass around for the attendees of the
conference to ask questions. (Later in the clip McAleer is holding his own mike, connected to camera, distinctly different from the mike they use in
After finding all this out it watching the clip again seems different, seems as though McAleer is hogging the mike, schneider is mad that a question
about phil jones and emails are brought up, first a staff member seems confused that McAleer won't give the mike back, then the assistant says
something along the lines of 'this has nothing to do with' (inaudible, sorry can't hear everything she said) and Schneider says 'I know, but
we'll make it short'.
In light of all that it seems Schneider even though the first time I watched it he infuriated me, makes him seem quite a good sport given the
circumstances, and I'm sure some admin bureaucrat decided to tell security to get rid of this guy whos attending for reasons unrelated to the
Security guard is still an #$# though!
and don't mean people shouldn't still ask the questions!!
and i know its hard to find an avenue to question when the only hold conferences relevant to their own interests!!
BUT, hope some of you can check this stuff out and not just scream HERE IS UNDENIABLE PROOF.
Of course I think it's still arguable that this behaviour in the clip is unwarranted.
But I don't think this clip really does anything for either proponents or skeptics of AGW.
Stanford Protects Schneider from
Stanford researchers speaking at UN Climate Change
Wiki for Schneider