RUSH: Do you remember the 13-year-old that called the program yesterday, Alex, who did his own research to find out that global warming is a hoax, and I gave him an iPad? The young man comes under attack today, sort of, in TheHill.com. Wait 'til you hear this. We'll have it coming up.
RUSH: I want to go back to a sound bite that we played on this program on Wednesday. It was the third hour of the Today show on NBC, and it is the cohost Willie Geist, the cohost Natalie Morales, and the meteorologist Al Roker, and they are talking about a new poll from Public Policy Polling, and it was the poll that released the details on what people think are conspiracies, like 4% of the American people think that lizard people are running the world, and 13% think that the Trilateral Commission is. It was a poll to find out the kind of conspiracy theories that people believe in. And in this poll, 37% of people said that they thought global warming was a hoax, and the cohost Willie Geist and the cohost Natalie Morales are talking about this to Al Roker.
WILLIE GEIST: They took 20 widespread conspiracy theories and asked the American public what it thought, "Do you believe in these?"
NATALIE MORALES: What does this say about us?
WILLIE GEIST: Global warming is a hoax, 37% believe that.
AL ROKER: Wow. Thirty-seven percent of these people don't believe in global warming.
WILLIE GEIST: Yeah.
AL ROKER: They think it's a hoax.
WILLIE GEIST: Yeah.
AL ROKER: I mean, two words: Super storm Sandy.
NATALIE MORALES: Sandy, right.
RUSH: I know. It's breathtakingly naive, ignorant, but here's Al Roker. And he's like every other TV meteorologist. By the way, if you want to be a TV meteorologist and enjoy your job and survive it, you have to buy into this global warming business. I don't even think Al Roker knows it's a political movement. You know what? I really don't. I don't think that half or more of the people involved in pushing this have any idea that it is a political movement of the left, of the Democrat Party.
Anyway, at the time, unbeknownst to us, a young man in the audience, age 13, named Alex, was listening. And after hearing this sound bite, Alex called us yesterday. He was one of the most articulate 13-year-olds I've ever spoken to. And Alex described how he was curious about this on his own. So he went to the library, the local library where he lives, and he looked things up. He found reference materials, and he was able to learn for himself that the manmade global warming theory, i.e., climate destruction is taking place because of manmade activity, he found it to be a hoax.
He found the e-mails from the East Anglia University, which were back and forth amongst participants admitting that they were doctoring data, ignoring data that didn't further their contention that humanity is to blame for the climate changing, they just left it out. They put other things in that were not true. He called here to tell me. And in the process of talking to him, learned how he found all this stuff out, I said, "Do you have a computer?" And he said, "No, my mom does and she lets me use it a couple times but I basically found this stuff out at the library." So I said, "You know what, Alex, would you like an iPad? Ask your parents. If your parents will let me, I will give you an iPad because somebody like you could really use one. It's light, it's portable, battery lasts a long time. It would be ideal for somebody like you. It would be a great learning tool."
So we put Alex on hold, his parents got on the phone and granted us permission, and so we sent him an iPad. So today, TheHill.com, I want to read to you a story. Headline: "Rush Limbaugh Gives iPad to 13-year-old Climate Skeptic -- Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh is giving an iPad to a 13-year-old who said he found evidence that human-induced global warming is a hoax through books at a local library. 'It was really easy for me to find this evidence, really easy,' said Alex, who called in to Limbaugh's show from Wilmington, Ind. 'I believe the reason that the liberals do not have the evidence is because they do not want the evidence, they do not want to hear that it is wrong.'"
This is what he said to me.
"After Alex told Limbaugh that he went to the local library, Limbaugh replied: 'I am surprised you find evidence of this at a library. That is heartening.' Limbaugh told Alex that if his parents agreed, he would send him an iPad. 'If there is anybody who would put one of those things to good use, that would be you, and it is light, it is portable, you can take it anywhere you want to go,' Limbaugh said. After getting permission, noted he was sending the device. 'I guarantee you there are people who heard that call that want to find out where that library is that he found evidence of the hoax of global warming, so they can tell the authorities about it,' Limbaugh told his listeners after talking with Alex."
Here's the last line. "The scientific consensus is that the planet is warming and human activities are a major driver, but a very small minority of scientists hold other views."
So they report the story accurately and so forth, and they go and tell everybody what happened, and at the end of the story they have to put in this snarky comment that basically implies this kid Alex doesn't know what he's talking about, whatever he found in the library is wrong, Limbaugh is promoting a fraud because the scientific consensus is that the planet is warming, and human activities are a major driver. Folks, just exactly as the news media is no longer about the news, there aren't any news outlets, it's just a branch of the Democrat Party, so is much of science today. The Democrats have literally politicized everything that they can use to expand government, which is their primary objective. Whatever they can do to grow government, they will politicize it.
Al Roker has no idea he is pushing a political movement. And I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt. Al Roker could be the biggest committed agenda oriented Democrat in the world; I don't know. But my take on it is that he's a tool, he's a pawn. He thinks he's really helping peopling to improve their lives with his weather forecast, global warming theories and all that. I'd be surprised if Al realized that he was part of a political movement, being used by one, but I could be wrong. So they have to tackle this story, this little 13-year-old Alex, and then imply that not only is he wrong and a kook and a nut, but I'm irresponsible for promoting this kind of stuff, 'cause "the consensus of scientists." Well, they are all politicized as well.
The global warming scientists are just Democrats, folks. They all have a political preference. They're all part of an agenda. They all believe government ought to get bigger. That's where they get their money. That's where they get their funding to study all this stuff. It's how they buy their car. It's how they go to the grocery store, government money, grant money. So they are all part of the agenda. I just wanted to share that with you. I thought it was interesting, cute, and funny.
RUSH: Nick in Charlottesville Virginia, I'm glad you called. I appreciate your patience.
CALLER: Oh! Hey, Rush, I know you don't like to promote your own products, but I've been a subscriber to 24/7 for ten years now.
RUSH: That's my website, folks. I appreciate that. Thank you.
CALLER: Certainly. I remember the circumstances from which I subscribed. I was a junior in college and I was attending the University of East Anglia on my year abroad.
RUSH: No kidding?
CALLER: Yes, sir.
RUSH: East Anglia is the university where all the climate science hoaxing was discovered, folks. Okay, go ahead.
CALLER: Yeah. I just recall the place was a very politically charged college -- it's a university, after all. It was the lead-up to the Iraq war, and I just knew I was getting one side of the story from everything that was happening there, and I just remembered that in my youth, my mother listening to you on the radio and occasionally the TV show. And I thought, "You know what? To get the other side of the story, I need to go look to Rush," and I found your website, subscribed, and have been subscribing ever since.
RUSH: That is a great story. I appreciate that. So there you are at East Anglia. Where in England is East Anglia? Is it near London?
CALLER: No, it's just outside the city of Norwich, which is mayor two-hour train ride east of London. It's in the County of Norfolk.
RUSH: Okay. So you're out there and you're surrounded by all this leftism, and you went to 24/7 for that. I can't tell you how happy that makes me. It's a great endorsement, and I don't mind talking about stuff. I don't mind you doing it. You're right, I have trouble talking about my own stuff, but I don't mind you doing it. That's great, and I can't thank you enough Nick. I really appreciate it.
RUSH: A judge has demanded that birth control pills for kids be offered over-the-counter now. Yeah, within 30 days. No age limit. Yeah. No parental permission, none of that. Here I am asking the parents of a 13-year-old if they mind giving him an iPad, and here's a judge saying, "No! Girls of any age, in 30 days, have to be able to go get some birth control pills with no problem." The next thing is authorizing these girls to be able to get 'em without paying for them. Somebody else will have to pay for 'em.
That may be part of it already. I don't know.