Over the past eight years, the White House encouraged progressives to attack, libel and violate the civil rights of anyone they wanted. This culminated in the Berkeley riots last week, where progressives announced they intended to violate the first amendment rights of conservatives, and the mayor telling the police to stand down as supporters of the US president were beaten unconscious. The confirmation of Senator Jeff Sessions means a return to civil rights and equal protection under the law.
One consequence of this is that the progressive press now believes they can openly lie and spread fake news. After my presentation in Olympia, the Seattle area press was full of wildly fraudulent stories about my presentation. Like this one from John Stang in the Seattle Weekly.
Climate Change Denier Testifies for 40 Minutes Before State Senate Environment Committee | Seattle Weekly
Almost my entire presentation was about documenting past climate change, yet the author called me a “climate change denier.” The use of the word “denier” is an attempt to link people to Nazi Holocaust deniers. I have many relatives who were killed in the Holocaust, and find this incredibly offensive.
The author also said: “Heller also identifies as a “birther,” who believes Barack Obama was not born in the United States.” This is the exact opposite of my position. I have repeatedly written that I have no opinion or information about Obama’s birthplace. One week ago I wrote up a detailed history of “racist” birtherism, tracing it back to Obama himself in 1991.
Exposing The First Birther | The Deplorable Climate Science Blog
I did make a double-entendre joke tweet on February 6 poking fun at Obama and his literary agents for lying about his birthplace in 1991, and at progressives who keep lying about President Trump’s position on immigration. This seems to have confused the author, who obviously did no research on the the topic.
Then the author went on to quote the ranking Democrat who repeated the same lies about my position on climate.
This irritated fellow committee member Sen. Reuven Carlyle, D-Seattle. “It’s an embarrassment to the state of Washington. … It’s a free open mic to a climate change denier,”
The author then when on to make this wildly dishonest claim.
In his testimony, Heller claimed that possibly a dozen members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration had changed temperature data so that climate scientists would conclude that global warming is occurring.
Seattle Weekly has not been able to find a single report from a reputable source that would confirm such a finding.
How could he have not known? On Sunday of this week, one of the two principal scientists at NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center said.
“Data changed to make the sea appear warmer”
“They played fast and loose with the figures”
“A blatant attempt to intensify paper’s impact”
– John Bates NOAA Principal Scientist
This was extensively discussed by Senator Ericksen and myself during the presentation. How could the author have not been aware of it?
Next, the author made this dishonest claim.
In his testimony, Heller also zipped through numerous newspaper stories dating back to the 19th century that contained varying accounts of the state of the climate, some contending that the climate is warming up, others that the climate is cooling, and still others that predicted floods would be occurring by now due to climate change. He also showed a clipping from an 1846 Australian newspaper that said the Aborigines were blaming white settlers for an increase in temperatures.
“This is barely a 1950s presentation,” Carlyle said in response.
Carlyle stated that before I started my presentation. It was not a response to my presentation, but rather a wildly dishonest McCarthy style attack by a Senator who hadn’t even heard my presentation yet. Stang’s claim that it was a response is a flat-out lie. I repeatedly responded to Carlyle’s 1950’s reference during my presentation.
Someone else at the Seattle Weekly has recognized that their article was incorrect, and contacted me about remedying. They have already made some edits to the article, including removing some of their uses of the word “denier.” I sent them this E-Mail.
I appreciate you contacting me and removing some of the flagrant errors and personal attacks in your article. My presentation was scientific, straightforward, and easily verified.However, damage has already been done, as many have already read the article. I would like to do an uncensored interview as a completely new article. That is the only way to set the record straight at this point.
I am a very serious scientist who came to Washington at Senator Ericksen’s request, and was not expecting the sort of wildly dishonest personal attacks I received from Senator Carlyle and some of the press outlets in the area.
I will find out this morning if they accept my offer to settle this amicably.
Go after them, Tony, but despite an occasional overreach, Joe McCarthy was right and doesn’t deserve to be associated with this lot. They are not right. *)
*) I made the same point about their “birther” lie in a comment to an earlier article at the “Seattle Weekly” where they
announceddenounced your upcoming presentation.
I am not interested in picking fights with the 1950’s.
I understand, Tony. Your plate’s full without that.
Don’t, but the truth is that so much of history isn’t what many have been taught. McCarthy, for the most part, was correct. People have been wrongfully smeared by one-sided reports. People who were guilty of things that others have been accused of, but weren’t because it didn’t fit a narrative, get a pass. We owe it to future generations to correct these egregious falsehoods.
Correction: It was a comment to the same article referenced above, not an earlier one.
Not wanting to pass out I am not holding my breath. The marxist media is in full delusion mode.
Perhaps not. But this goes both ways.
Yep. They told us where they stand on Mann vs. Steyn.
Goose, gander, …
Would love to see you sue these leftist propagandists for defamation.
Your tenacity is something to behold. Keep up the honorable work.
Unfortunately lawsuits cost money. However there are lawyers who actually have ethics.
Heh. I’d better refresh the second before a hit the button on a comment. :)
Perhaps Peter Thiel would bankroll it.
It costs a lot of money and it can become an unpaid full time job all by itself. I assume somebody’s bankrolling Mann’s suit.
I agree with both you and Gail. Although not practicable without virtually limitless funds, I still would like to see the propagandists pay dearly for their purposeful, planned, libelous disinformation.
“I assume somebody’s bankrolling Mann’s suit.”
Yeah. That the goose is well-funded just might be understatement of the century.
There is always hope there is a semi-retired lawyer who would go after them just for the heck of it and because he is sick and tired of seeing all the Fake News.
Unfortunately Seattle being a hot bed of braindead lefties trying to find a decent unbiased judge and jury would be even harder than finding an ethical lawyer.
Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement, I kind of lost track myself and didn’t notice that Dr. Curry filed an amicus curiae brief in Mann vs. Steyn.
“They have already made some edits to the article, including removing the word “denier.””
Not everywhere. In their article under the photo, it says:
“Tony Heller, climate change denier, testifies at a state Senate committee’s work session on Feb 7. Photo by John Stang.”
I hold a master degree in physics from the Niels Bohr Institute in Denmark. We are much under influence of the green movement here in Denmark with windmills everywhere and even higher energy prices than in Germany. I want to speak out about and against this development, but treatments from the press, like Tony Heller is the target of here, makes me think about it a second time … and reconsider. One really really has to be prepared, when speaking out against the CAGW church. I do write quite a lot on a local climate blog run by a pro-green-movement guy, so the public can see different opinions.
Keep up the good work, Mr. Heller!
Regarding Germany, you may be interested in this: Fritz Vahrenholt went to the House of Commons in UK last month to inform them about the disaster in Germany:
Leftist rags are sloppy. Their target audience doesn’t require rigor and besides, it would be impossible to make their points if they checked the facts, paid attention to details and tried to be coherent.
Thanks for being a voice out there for “common sense”.
This blog is just killing the other side. Placing these graphs side-by-side and tying it together historically – in a bullet point style – is very powerful. Same with the historic articles.
You can tell you’re being effective by the anger.
“This blog is just killing the other side. Placing these graphs side-by-side and tying it together historically – in a bullet point style – is very powerful. Same with the historic articles.”
I agree. The opposition doesn’t stand a chance in a fair argument with Tony and his facts.
A more detailed glimpse of Tony’s heckler, T.J. Johnson, at the Feb. 7 WA State Senate briefing. This 2007 clip recorded when T.J. was a member of the Olympia City Council.
As I have stated before. A presentation in Washington State is a colossal waste of time. I do not see anything positive ever coming from it. I believe there are a lot of other States that would be better suited for such presentation. States that already have people that would properly acknowledge Tony’s work, but still have a few like Carlyle, that might actually be persuaded by the others to actually listen and consider the undeniable arguments and data. One needs to chip away careful in this sort of situation, otherwise, they will simply bury you without a thought (which is exactly the result of this presentation in Washington, and will accomplish exactly nothing).
As always, I value your opinions as being worth “exactly nothing”
Now there’s a hearts and minds reply that’ll get you “exactly nowhere”
You are wrong, you forget that Tony was invited by Eriksen, it has now put the others on notice that they have been given FACTS contradicting the narrative.
If they continue to ignore them under Trump’s government they are going to find themselves under a lot more pressure than Tony experienced.
Agree. This was just a pilot preview of the Tony Heller Show. Next stop: US Senate.
Arguably, there isn’t much sense in presenting much about climate there at the moment, unless you had a particular objective in mind. If an investigation into Government funded science fraud is to be launched, you could schedule a nice long afternoon at Senate with Tony and Steve Milloy, then launch a well publicized raid into the offices of NASA and EPA the next day to back up servers and preserve evidence (which I’m sure has already been done remotely, but if you want to get good ratings it might be worth the drama)…
Leftists say they are worried about the data. Skeptics already have all of the data and have been backing it up for years. I’m worried about the code. That’s where all the criminal evidence is. IN. THE. CODE.
And both E.M. Smith and Dr Evans (Jo Nova’s Hubby) among others are/have code that they are tearing apart.
With a couple of decades of skeptics all digging into everything they can get their hands on there is PLENTY of ammo. Why do you think the ClimAstrologists refused to debate?
A couple of decades is a long time.
Much damage will be sustained unless, within the next 5 years, there is a halt with present policies.
The best opportunity is this term in office. This madness needs to be brought down before 2020.
Let’s hope that cooling is on the way for the next few years, rather than a double El Nino, as that is bound to help.
If chaotic factors are part of the climate, they are certainly part of public opinion as well. One can never tell what effect such presentations will have. But with all the opportunities for communicating the event it’s certainly possible for it to have some sort of impact – even if the impact itself can’t be detected – or related to one event rather than another.
Of course Tony’s presentation had an effect. If not it would not have been reported, with a very poor attempt at personally attacking Tony, in trying to defend the scam.
Tony is known on the blogsphere, on Twitter, now to Trump administration but this coverage starts to gets his work better known in public –the most important area.
You forgot Australia.
Everyone forgets Australia.
With it’s present government it is best forgotten.
And nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition.
And no one expects the spammish repetition.
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Ohhhh… Nice analogy, Colorado!
Lots of snidely critical ‘observations’ about what you said and of your status, beliefs, politics and so on but as far as I can see the number of actual refutations using contrary scientific evidence of your presentations is……erm….ahh….zero.
And there it is. Without contrary evidence that legitimately counters yours you have already won. Take a small bow, don’t rest on your laurels and understand that behind the scenes you’ve just created merry hell for alarmists. Their clock is ticking alright, and they know it.
the left RARELY has actual data [as opposed to faked up data] to support their contentions so they ALWAYS go for the ad hom attack. Just post, “CO2 is plant food,” on any AGW thread and see what you get! I expect many of them have had to install windshield wipers on their monitors to control the spittle spray.
Tony either went to provide useful evidence in a receptive forum, or he went into the lions den and spoke the truth before they tried to eat him. either way… that’s a win
This isn’t the only smear article out there. There are at least two more.
Also did you notice that you even got called a “climate denier” on the radio!
Climate Change Denier Gets Chilly Reception In Washington Legislature
by Jeanie Lindsay Northwest News
Network | Feb. 7, 2017
“A climate denier was given a prominent platform at the Washington State Capitol in Olympia Tuesday.”
Climate change denier testifies in Olympia
The clueless media hacks may not beware of the fact, but the “climate denier” slur has totally lost its sting. For a start, it is an accusation so way over the top that most people outside the Green Blog chuckle when they hear it. And if it motivates people to actually listen to what the “climate denier” has said, most of them will come away with an impression that he’s talking a lot of sense.
Also, as soccer fans know, playing the man rather than the ball tends to get boos from the fair-minded and non-partisan member’s audience. I began reading this blog regularly because I felt that a number of people were attacking Tony rather more viciously than seemed warranted at WUWT, and this was what brought him to my attention.
At this stage in the fight, there really is no such thing as bad publicity. First they ignore you; then they give you bad publicity; then this enhances your reputation and helps spread your message; then you win.
you are attacking a religion Tony. What else did you expect??
Name calling, personal attacks, without a trace of honest reporting. And the media wonders why they are losing credibility and audience.
Ratings burn! Turns out folks prefer Home & Garden programing over CNN
Only 6% of Americans trust the media – survey
Just keep peeing in the soup, Yellow Stream Media, maybe you can get that ‘Trust in Media’ right down to zero.
According to JoNova, Perth has just broken its COLDEST February day since records began around 1900
and not just by a little bit !!!
Send some over to the east coast, guys !:-)
I’m glad you’ve grown thick skin Tony.
If they didn’t label you Denier, Birther, etc. They would have just called you a White, Male, Angry, Blogger or something equally meaningless.
I learned first hand as young adult the news media never prints a completely true and accurate story, and vowed never to participate with them. I highly respect your efforts which require dealing with these deceivers and vipers.
You have ARRIVED Tony,
You made it onto the Alex Jones show!
The Deplorable Climate Science Blog is flashed on the screen @ 1 minute 44 seconds as Alex talks about ClimAstrologists making up data.