The cognitive dissonance of the main stream media [update 2]
“Cognitive dissonance” is defined as “a condition of conflict or anxiety resulting from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes, beliefs, or the like.” Cartoonist Blunt suggests the rapid demise of the IPCC’s credibility is leading to something similar.
The reason for the angst? In summary, “the utterly baseless case for ‘global warming’ is melting a lot faster than the glaciers in India’s Himalayas which, by the way, are not melting.” And after years of carrying water for the IPCC Team, even CNN is finally reporting on the collapse of warmist make-believe—or in their own words, “how recent scientific scandals are impacting the debate on climate change.”
“In just a few months [says CNN] the global view of climate change has changed dramatically.”
It’s great fun to watch the whole thing unravelling. Frankly, The mainstream media are finally realising they’ve been treated like fools by The Team—and there’s none so furious as a journalist scorned.
UPDATE 1: The Australian visit by the ever-polite Christopher Monckton is setting a cat amongst the warmists’ pigeons, exposing many supposed idealists as “often disguised haters and totalitarians.” Here are the ABC’s Joe O’Brien and Virginia Trioli doing their best to ignore the litany of bent and exploded warmist science he cites.
Here he is on ABC Radio.
And here he is as part of a climate debate in Brisbane.
UPDATE 2: Beleaguered IPCC head Rajenda Patchauri sticks two fingers up at his critics and says those who attack him “are people who say that asbestos is as good as talcum powder – and I hope they put it on their faces every day.”
So like a bureaucrat.