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Heartland Institute Document Leaker Comes Forward, Maintains Documents Are Real 442

Posted by Soulskill
from the having-a-conscience-can-be-inconvenient dept.
The Bad Astronomer writes "Last week, an anonymous source leaked several internal documents from the Heartland Institute, a non-profit think tank known for anti-global-warming rhetoric. The leaker has come forward: Peter Gleick, scientist and journalist. In his admission, he cites his own breach of ethics, but also maintains that all the documents are real. This includes the potentially embarrassing '2012 Climate Strategy' document stating that Heartland wants to 'dissuade teachers from teaching science.' Heartland still claims this document is a forgery, but there is no solid evidence either way."
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Heartland Institute Document Leaker Comes Forward, Maintains Documents Are Real

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  • Re:Fire him (Score:4, Funny)

    by AtomicJake (795218) on Tuesday February 21, 2012 @02:37PM (#39114813)

    He should be fired, and possibly prosecuted if any crimes were committed.

    Yeah. Put him in jail with this Assange guy! What do I say. Burn'em!!!

  • by Kenja (541830) on Tuesday February 21, 2012 @02:40PM (#39114863)
    Cigarettes are healthy! They freshen your breath and provide your body with much needed menthol! Dont fall for the leftist, socialist propaganda telling you different!
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 21, 2012 @02:41PM (#39114871)

    Next news story will involve a suspicious deadly accident involving the leaker.

    More likely - the Right will claim Peter Gleick is a party to Obama's Socialist Plot (whatever that is.)

    Isn't that enough? You know that's it's OBAAAAMAAAAAAAAA (insert waving "spooky hands" gestures here)! Oooooooooo! And it's SOCIALIIIIIIIIST! And a PLOOOOOOOOOT! Scaaaaaaary!

    So in conclusion, that's why we need more military funding. What are you, some kinda KENYAN COMMIE?!? HUH? HUH?

  • by SlippyToad (240532) on Tuesday February 21, 2012 @02:49PM (#39114967)

    The government has MORE reason to lie about the moon landings than the people claiming they're fake.

    Thank you for identifying yourself as completely incapable of rational discussion on this issue.

  • by sexconker (1179573) on Tuesday February 21, 2012 @03:21PM (#39115389)

    If the moon landings were fake, they were already a lie. So "the government has a reason to lie about the moon landing" ist equivalent to "The government has a reason to lie about a lie". This is circular reasoning. Your conclusion is equal to your precondition.

    You just restated my post, but with bad grammar and spelling.
    Congratulations.

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