Monday, October 04, 2010
Splattergate – the new Climategate?
Dellers seems to think so, and is pushing it for all he is worth. And, for what it's worth, I think he is right. The film is important for what it reveals about the warmist mindset – the apology even more so.
Certainly, there is at last extreme sensitivity in the 10:10 organisation, as the comments on this blog entry seem to have disappeared. I say "seem" because sometimes, when you click on the post, the comments appear underneath, but sometimes they don't. Facebook comments, though, are still open, and the missing comments have been noted there (and on the Dellers comments) - 500 plus which no longer exist.
This is quite a characteristic of the warmist breed – The Guardian is rigorous in its censorship and now the 10:10 authoritarian streak asserts itself. Freedom of speech is only in the vocabulary of the eco-fascists as long as you agree with them. But most of all, Franny, Lizzie, Eugenie and the whole 10:10 team are cowards. They can dish it out, but they can't take it.
However, the "Splattergate" genie is out of the bottle, with over 900 blog posts referring specifically to this word. As to the video, I count well over 600,000 hits spread between 100 or so copies on youtube. Given it was 400,000 (approximately) last night, it is well on its way to going viral.
Some of the usual suspects are out front, including JoNova, Biased BBC and House of Dumb, although Freddy Krueger likes the film and is doing his best to help the environment.
On the other hand, even the BBC is cautiously writing it up, while some of the warmists are going into print to condemn the film - ill-advised and not in my name are two contributions.
That is backed by a youtube lament, making it plain that this is not going away in a hurry. The 10:10 organisation must be desperately hoping it will, as 10 October is their big day. With LBJ and the Vietnam War in mind, though, we could perhaps stand outside their office chanting: "Hey! Hey! Ten-ten day, how many kids did you blow away?
But that would be a bit below the belt ... wouldn't it?