Quentin Letts was on Question Time last night….he says…
No surprise there then.
Someone (apologies forget who) mentioned in the comments that Richard Black may have been resurrected and made an appearance on the Today programme. You can’t keep a good man down.
He doesn’t seem to like Quentin Letts’ piece in the Mail today….note the little attempt to smear with an insinuation that Letts was put up to it by the fossil fuel lobby…who else would be so evil?
An ‘idiotic programme’ eh? Funny, informative, true maybe but idiotic? No. Black could have learned a lot from it had he still been a ‘journalist’ instead of a paid for stooge of the green lobby….bit of an irony considering his last comment about lobbyists. Yep Black is in the pay of Jeremy Grantham and the EU to produce climate ‘intelligence’ for journalists and other climate communicators…
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Remember that climate PR flunkey, Bob Ward, is also in the pay of Grantham who aims to use his money to silence the sceptics…..
Bob Ward’s paymaster, Jeremy Grantham (investor in Big Oil) doesn’t like climate sceptics:
The [Sceptic’s] misinformation machine is brilliant. As a propagandist myself , I have nothing but admiration for their propaganda. [Laughs.] But the difference is that we have the facts behind our propaganda.
We can try to bypass them on one level and we try to contest the political power of the sceptics.
They are using money as well as propaganda to influence the politicians, particularly in America.
We also fund old-fashioned style investigative journalism which is dying out in newspapers because the newspaper industry has become incredibly tough.
All we were interested in was the net result of whether it could produce a more effective presentation of the facts.
And who advises Black? Is it a raft of highly qualified climate scientists? Does he have a stable of the best climate minds and intellectual resources available to guide and inform his accurate and accessible information that he peddles to other journos?
Emmm..not really…just a motley assembly of ‘names’ that he hopes will give some credibility, authority and influence to his project…and of course he hopes that they will open a few doors for him and his climate campaigners.
In reality this is just Black peddling the same old discredited narrative that he pushed at the BBC….he didn’t bother with the science then so why now I’m sure is the thinking.