Debate Is The Enemy Of The Warmist

Posted on Thu 06/09/2011 by


Andrew BoltBy Andrew Bolt

I’ve noticed the same cowardly tactic that Perth radio’s Howard Sattler describes:

THE Gillard Government and its carbon tax supporters are running scared.

How else can I explain the reaction of its chief climate change adviser, Prof. Ross Garnaut, to my request for an interview on the subject.

During the negotiations my producer was grilled about my views on the proposed impost and global warming.

Told I was a sceptic, the response was:”That changes everything.”

Needless to say, the interview did not materialise.

Snubbing talkback radio commentators who disagree with the Government’s policy is one ingredient in the campaign to derail opposition to the tax.

This is a deliberate tactic to avoid awkward questions, marginalise sceptics and pretend there’s no debate. What you should conclude is not just that these people have no real confidence in their arguments.

You should also conclude that every time you hear a journalist interview a government mouthpice or scientist on global warming, that this is one journalist who is trusted not to ask a hard question.

Andrew Bolt is a journalist and columnist writing for The Herald Sun in Melbourne Victoria Australia.

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