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RUSH: Some more from the Global Warming Stack here, folks. Back in Tennessee on Tuesday after Al Gore had the big night at the Academy Awards, ?Gore told a crowd of about 50 people at the U.S. Media Ethics Summit..? Fifty people attending a summit on ethics in the media, 50 people! He told them that ?the presentation’s single most provocative slide was one that contrasts results of two long-term studies. A 10-year University of California study found that essentially zero percent of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles disagreed that global warming exists, whereas, another study found that 53 percent of mainstream newspaper articles disagreed with the global warming premise. He noted that recently the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its fourth unanimous report calling on world leaders to take action on global warming. ?I believe that is one of the principal reasons why political leaders around the world have not yet taken action,? Gore said. ?There are many reasons, but one of the principal reasons in my view is more than half of the mainstream media have rejected the scientific consensus implicitly ? and I say ?rejected,? perhaps it’s the wrong word. They have failed to report that it is the consensus and instead have chosen ? balance as bias.??
Algore is essentially saying that the Drive-By Media should stop reporting on any skepticism about global warming, that that represents bias, that there is consensus now, and that it’s only a few stragglers who don’t believe. To report both sides, is bias! This, from one of the reputedly smartest guys in the world, reporting both sides of an issue is bias, according to Algore. What does this tell you? These are Stalinist tactics. He can’t deal with the fact that there is opposition, and he doesn’t want you knowing about it. Here’s that dirty little word consensus again, and I’m telling you, ask any legitimate scientist the simple question: Is science based on consensus? And an honest, legitimate scientist will tell you, “No, science is not up for a vote.” That is all the power this movement has, this so-called consensus. You may have heard this reported a number of times in recent months.

RUSH: Vincent who is 15 in Bastrop, Texas. Hello.
CALLER: Yes. I’m 15 years old, and I was wondering, this is global warming, right?
RUSH: Yeah.
CALLER: And all I hear about is America and how they’re going crazy and all the liberals in America and how they’re going crazy about global warming.
RUSH: Right.
CALLER: What other countries are involved in it?
RUSH: It’s actually a good question. Around the world, you go to Great Britain, the liberals there are sounding the same alarms. The socialist democracies of Western Europe are all sounding the same alarms. However, their focus, the finger pointing is basically at us, because they don’t drive big SUVs. They drive these bubble cars and these lawn mowers with a couple doors and a roof on top.
RUSH: We’re the targets of this. The primary polluters, for example, are exempt from the Kyoto protocol, China being the lead. This is an effort to pickpocket the United States, to get our money, to tax us, to blame us. We are the most advanced civilization and thus we are mostly to blame. We have the most technological advancement. We’ve got the most industrialized economy. We are the targets, and I don’t see other people being blamed. I don’t know how big an issue it is, for example, down at Columbia or Brazil, Argentina or any of that, but that’s because the left in this country — in concert with the United Nations and the Western European socialists, this is just their latest rallying cry to point fingers of blame at the United States. It’s no different than when they were trying to scare everybody to death over the forthcoming nuclear Holocaust because of Reagan in the White House. Of course the Soviets were the good guys. Gorbachev was the savior. It was Reagan that was going to blow us all up. It’s predominantly, politically an American issue — and of course the Drive-By Media are pure sycophants. The Drive-By Media challenge not one assertion.
Here we’ve got the state of Iowa, most of the state of Iowa being declared a disaster area because of blizzards. A global warming seminar sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio canceled last night because of a blizzard, in Minnesota, where they’re used to getting a lot of snow. Not one story in the Drive-By Media about maybe this might mean there’s no global warming going on. Not one! You wait. This is March. I guarantee you, before this month is out, somewhere in this country there’s going to be a record high temperature or close to it, and they’re going to zero in on it, and they’re going to say, “This is global warming, and this is evidence of it.” They’re going to totally forget about the fact we’ve had these blizzards, record cold, all the accidents related to it, as contravening the theory of global warming. The media is in the tank on this. Nobody else is really to blame for it, Vincent, but us.

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