November 27, 2009

Climategate: CBC Special Report


Update: For Instapundit and Corner readers trying to get up to speed on this scandal, I've created this compendium of reference links "Hide the Decline" - the Climategate links. There's more on the main page.

Be sure to bookmark Climate Audit and WattsUpWithThat, and check back frequently.

Posted by Kate at November 27, 2009 8:08 PM


Posted by: Alienated at November 27, 2009 8:23 PM

Great idea! Maybe someone attending the Grey Cup can put up a big sign for the TSN (CTV owned) cameras!

Posted by: rmgk at November 27, 2009 8:30 PM

what a breathe of fresh air !

Posted by: johnnyonline at November 27, 2009 8:31 PM

Love-love-love it!

Posted by: EBD at November 27, 2009 8:35 PM

Au revoir Au Revoir AU REVOIR CBC.

Posted by: richfisher at November 27, 2009 8:40 PM

Rats, now they can say they've covered ClimateGate.

Posted by: Kathryn at November 27, 2009 8:41 PM

There is no possible way that after seven(?) days of this whole ClimateGate fiasco that the mainstream media is NOT aware of all of this. So why are they deliberately avoiding it?

I believe it is simple at this point: They're scared.

The big question--possibly even bigger then the whole climategate fiasco-- is why is mainstream media afraid to talk about it?

I fear this is the tip of the iceberg. We get the answers to that question and I bet all hell really will be breaking loose.

Posted by: Howard at November 27, 2009 8:42 PM

Remember, every storm starts with a single drop of rain.

Posted by: wingwalker at November 27, 2009 8:44 PM

Cheers!!! F&*%! CBC!

I bet they're not reporting Climategate because their "masters" are not letting them. Its kind of like old "Chemical Ali" tell explaining that all is well when bombs were falling all around him.

Posted by: lorenzo at November 27, 2009 8:49 PM

was that linden macintyre?

Posted by: rzr at November 27, 2009 8:50 PM

Oh my God, that's precious. Somebody find that man and give him a reward.

Posted by: Louise at November 27, 2009 8:51 PM

Oh oh. Expect communication from CBC lawyers for posting that.

Posted by: abcd at November 27, 2009 8:53 PM


Posted by: Edward Teach at November 27, 2009 8:54 PM

You got it, Lorenzo. The MSM have painted themselves into a corner. To get out of it, they have to admit they've been either complicit or bamboozled. Either way, it's egg on their collective faces and hard to do in front of their audiences. They should take heart, though, in the fact that they hardly have an audience left. But maybe that's the problem, too. The audience that's left are the hardcore believers.

Posted by: Louise at November 27, 2009 8:57 PM

If we ever had a chance to justify disbanding the CBC, it has now come about as Al Jazeera has been granted a licence by the CRTC....same message, wothout the need for public funding.

Anne of Green Gables might be the victim of an honour killing though.

Posted by: John at November 27, 2009 9:05 PM

Going viral in Australia. Even Labour voters are on the warpath now, over the ETS (cap & trade).

Posted by: jt at November 27, 2009 9:06 PM

Hopefully this will open the floodgates. Like the ground squirrel in that National Geographic picture.
That guy deserves the Order of Canada. Hopefully it will keep happening.

Posted by: Ghost of Ed at November 27, 2009 9:11 PM

Instead you'll be served a truther story.

They are paid by you to lie to you.......with full support of so called "conservative" government.

Posted by: xiat at November 27, 2009 9:13 PM

When the first IPCC report came out a couple of years ago saying Global Warming was real, Barb Higgins of CTV Calgary stated, for a one sided survey, "Now that Global Warming is real, how should it be treated?". All of the responses involved some progressive affront to personal freedom of one kind or another. Do you think she and Daryl Janz might appoligise for that segment?

Since then I refuse to watch CTV propaganda.

Posted by: Mike T at November 27, 2009 9:28 PM

Yeah, they won't report on it until someone figures out how to spin it so that the narrative is not totally destroyed. Until then, it's too dangerous to talk because the stories won't convince even the useful idiots.

Posted by: Copper Quark at November 27, 2009 9:31 PM

Oh John you gave me the best laugh of the day. Poor Anne.

Posted by: rita at November 27, 2009 9:48 PM

It's official. The Western media is de-facto no different than Soviet era state-controlled media.

We are no longer living in free nations and we have to fact the truth of this and do something about it.

Posted by: SamIam at November 27, 2009 9:51 PM

Radio-Canada bringing you all the news that's fit to ignore.

CBC will never cover this story with any degree of fairness. If they did, it could bring ruin upon one of their pillars of personality through which they've built their reputation.

Posted by: Jan at November 27, 2009 9:54 PM

If and when the Tories get their majority, maybe we'll see some significant changes brought to bear on the Communist Broadcast Corporation...OK, I can dream can't I.

Posted by: grahampink at November 27, 2009 9:56 PM

While reading the comments here at SDA at 12PM today, another reader directed me to an article at CTV about Harper attending Copenhagen and how they were allowing comments. At that time there were 31 responses, 2 I think mentioned how Harper was an embarrasement for not leading the lemming charge and 29 were angry responses to Climategate.
At 3:00PM I returned to the site and comments were closed. Now there were about 3 responses with a slight mention of Climategate. The rest were all discussing our embarrasing PM for not doing more to save us from the flood. Completely cleansed!

Posted by: Simmy at November 27, 2009 10:06 PM

Here in Montreal one popular talk radio station
- a French speaking one - has interviewed a Ottawa University professor about Climategate.

If you understand French here is the link,

If you don't well let me explain ( French is my first language ),

The University professor has been fired supposedly because of the way he calculates scores on students tests but he happens to be a global warming DENIER...coincidence?

I think not...

And get this,

He is a far-left leftist AND a global warming denier!!!

Now that is inconvenient...

And he wrote an essay ( in English ) on global warming being a hoax back in 2007 called,

"Global warming; Truth or dare" by Denis Rancourt

And here is the link,

Posted by: Friend of USA at November 27, 2009 10:11 PM

I salute that patriot! Wish I could buy him a beer.

Posted by: Colin from Mission B.C. at November 27, 2009 10:17 PM

CBC . . . what a frikin waste of airtime.

Posted by: Fred at November 27, 2009 10:41 PM

All day on Qr 77 we have had one scare after another, from the Queen predicting the end, or dead end which she would know about, to another clown screaming about no arctic ice to another useless idiot yodelling about no grapes in France. Unbelievable where this useless media has taken reporting, IT AIN'T WORKIN you losers, we know the truth, go back to peporting car accidents and beheadings. There IS NO SUCH THING AS GLOBAL WARMING AND SANTA CLAUSE, accept it, and quit sending money to the prophets making profits you fools.

Posted by: bartinsky at November 27, 2009 10:42 PM

Comments earlier (on a different thread) about Al Gore fleeing down an alley with, protesters in hot persuit, at a Chicago book signing and this fella confronting a live CBC camera may be the start of a tea party syle uprising.
Let's hope so.
Storm the Bastille.

Posted by: Ghost of Ed at November 27, 2009 10:43 PM

Al Gore dissed Alberta's oilsands just in time to get trounced by this news.

right f:)cking on.

Posted by: shel at November 27, 2009 10:43 PM

CBCpravda All Lies All the Time

Mr. Harper open this gate,Fire.Them.All.

Posted by: cal2 at November 27, 2009 10:56 PM

" kind of like old "Chemical Ali" tell explaining that all is well"

That was Baghdad Bob.

Posted by: Harry at November 27, 2009 11:11 PM

Oh, boy do I love having all of you just over the border. You really are our conscience to the North. You keep trying to invade our territory with ideas. You keep chanting: Make sense, not war.

Jan, you said: Radio-Canada bringing you all the news that's fit to ignore." This approaches a high art form of analysis!

I cannot tell you how many people down here are thinking about breaking for Canada. I'm trying to discourage them. You don't need any more dodgers of any stripe up there. :)

Posted by: SamHenry at November 27, 2009 11:12 PM

Of..stop whining "if only....majority blah blah blah" . The government is running historical deficit , CBC is just an extravagant expense. There is no single valid reason to keep it alive.

Posted by: xiat at November 27, 2009 11:12 PM

Kathryn @ 8:42 ... What a nasty, nasty, delightful comment.

Posted by: larben at November 27, 2009 11:18 PM

SamHenry, we'll take Obama dodgers. Just make sure they come to Western Canada. (That's Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia) They'll feel more at home here. Well, maybe not in Vancouver.

Posted by: Louise at November 27, 2009 11:19 PM

not that any of you will ever realize it, but most of the world doesn't care about climategate because it isn't newsworthy.

Posted by: bigtruck at November 27, 2009 11:26 PM

Louise - I'll direct them West, then - the usual direction for exploration.

I know about Vancouver but then well.

AND I am one of the few down here who, when young, could name all provinces. I remember Diefenbaker for god's sake. Did I sacrifice his name?

YEARS ago I visited the Canadian west. So I'm a bit up on things - enough so to heed what you say and try to do what you do because you do observe not just perform as we tend to do down here.

Everything is an excuse for a bus tour or a demonstration or a reality binge. Everyone's got their own show. No one knows what's going on in the outside world, really.

AND our school is producing an entire generation of street corner dwellers. I do substitute teaching on occasion and I worry....

Hope to see you again.

Posted by: SamHenry at November 27, 2009 11:36 PM

SamHenry, if you follow the link in my comment behind the word "Vancouver", you'll see that the Vancouver Public Library and Simon Frazer University co-sponsored a speaking engagement by American commie, Amy Goodman, at the main branch of the library.

Apparently she was given a bit more thorough questioning at the border by the Canadian Border Services Agency and she was aghast that she wouldn't be allowed to enter a foreign country without having any questions asked of her.

The fact that she would be invited to speak at the library makes me wanna puke, but the fact that she got a good grilling at the border makes up for that, even if they did ask her some silly questions. Actually, that makes it even better. They still they let her in, though.

If I'm correct, I believe she's from the East coast of your country, is she not?

Posted by: Louise at November 28, 2009 12:00 AM

Yeah, what has happened to QR77? Bardinski is correct about the all day fear fest. They also went on about cannibal polar bears and rotten ice. I wonder if everyones local stations are doing the fear thing? If it wasent for Rutherford they would be bankrupt for lack of listeners.

Posted by: wuberman at November 28, 2009 12:02 AM

The big question--possibly even bigger then the whole climategate fiasco-- is why is mainstream media afraid to talk about it?

Because most of the media, at least here in the US, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Obama administration.

And what's the Obama administration keen to do? Go to Copenhagen and undermine American sovereignty and pass cap-and-tax legislation in the US. Both will give others (read: politicians) unprecedented control over the lives of American citizens.

Say this with me, folks: It's. All. About. Control. Repeat that until it sinks in.

There is no better way to exercise almost total control over the American people than by passing 1) legislation that gives government control over our bodies (health care "reform") and 2) gives government control over where we live, how we power/heat/cool our dwellings, what/when/how we drive, and if we're allowed to travel. Short of your own thoughts (which I'm sure some politician will one day figure out how to regulate via microchip), those two pieces of legislation give the government access to your most personal, private choices.

They are soooooo close to passing their socialist utopia schemes in the name of health care and the environment that they can taste it. They are Pavlov's dogs, and "climate change legislation" was the dinner bell.

Obama's Chief of Staff, Rham Emmanuel, has said that one should never let a crisis go to waste, and they're seeing their biggest crisis house-of-cards collapse before their very eyes.

That's a hard, bitter pill to swallow. They will resist it until it either dies down or they can figure out a way to minimize the impact.

The media carried water for Obama in 2008; it will carry water for him until they drown under the flood of their own massive subjectivity and biases.

Posted by: Amy P. at November 28, 2009 12:16 AM

The one aspect of the Hopey/Changy thing which has not arose but is expected is the 2nd amendment. It must be drenched with holy water or festooned with garlic...
Pelossi has whinned about it but that is all.
The demo-fascists really, really resent the 2nd amendment.
An armed critical mass, exceeding the combined manpower of India and China's military is a genuine sobering reality.
The tea party phenomina really, really spooks them.

Posted by: sasquatch at November 28, 2009 12:38 AM

louise ?...sam henry ?

my name is john begley....and i'm from british columbia..vancouver specifically..

and all you yankee or otherwise climate deniers are welcome out 'west' ..

there's any number of us fascistic mothers out here ..why are we still typecast(after decades of the slagging mind) as being hippy n'er do wells?

you folks remember one thing for starters..gordon campbell promised that if elected way back that he would slash prov. I.T. by 25%..

and he did...the very next day...first order of gubmint..

does THAT sound even remotely leftish?

Posted by: john begley at November 28, 2009 12:47 AM

The number of views for that video has been stuck at 321 for several hours, despite several new ratings and comments showing up for it.

Posted by: john g at November 28, 2009 12:53 AM

I was curious, so I went to and searched for "ClimateGate". No surprise what came back:

Posted by: Robert W. (Vancouver) at November 28, 2009 1:06 AM

just watched the 5th estate on 9/11. A good job was done and I think that the truthers were shown in a sceptical light. The demolition expert guy was very, very believable, Gage ,the architect and truther, much less so.

Posted by: tranio at November 28, 2009 1:06 AM

Watched CBC news tonight to see if they'd report anything about Hadley CRU. Not a word, but LOTS of coverage of the Commonwealth Conference,at which PM Harper is being brought under EXTREME pressure by everyone,even Queen Elizabeth, to lead the world at Copenhagen.

Reporter Terry Milewskie's indignation at "those Conservatives" was painful to watch.

They even had Maurice Strong on, explaining the carbon credits trading market. Maurice opined that there could possibly be some profiteering , but the overall GOOD far outweighs any negative effects.

Mo had a hard time keeping a grin off his round face.

I have the same feeling about Copenhagen now,that I did in August /08,when it became obvious that Obama was going to win the election,and right now,it looks like the AGW gangsters are about to score a major victory in Denmark.

Brace yourselves for more "hope and change".

Posted by: dmorris at November 28, 2009 1:29 AM

Sure, the MSM is doing their job.

How else would I know that Tiger Woods drove over a fire hydrant in a Caddie?

Posted by: foobert at November 28, 2009 1:52 AM

Simmy. Send your observations to the ombudsman at CBC. It's not enough that they present biased news. Now they have to give comments the identical skewed look?

Posted by: kivi at November 28, 2009 2:36 AM

Sorry, I conflated two comments while skimming and mistook CTV for CBC in my suggestion to Simmy, easy to do as they're pretty well identical nowadays except for our being forced to pay for the CBC. The advice still stands. Complain to the owners of CTV that comments are being green washed on the off chance that they don't know it.

Posted by: kivi at November 28, 2009 2:40 AM

If where to change this Country we all have to be like this guy. Unafraid to say what we mean, or see to friends or family.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at November 28, 2009 4:16 AM

Message to the Environmental Movement - Climategate

note: there's another with similar title that's just a guy talking, this one has interesting visuals

Posted by: MrXYZ at November 28, 2009 9:15 AM

@ John Begley: Don't get your knickers in a knot, John. My comment about Vancouver was tongue in cheek. You should check out the link.

Posted by: Louise at November 28, 2009 10:06 AM

This all seems like a repeat of the 'scientific' boondoggle that a politican(Stalin) perpetuated for ideological reasons onto his Empire by insisting on the 'absolute truth' as spouted by his oracle(Lysenko). From the beginning this climate model has been driven by political ideology not facts. In order to push both theories ahead it was necessary to suppress the data. As far as the current situation goes, I believe that once again reality will ultimately triumph over ideology.

Posted by: Richard of Oregon at November 28, 2009 10:33 AM

How ghastly to read the comments from Americans seriously talking about "fleeing" to Canada. CANADA?
Wow, some people really are wimps.
The rest of us can stay and fight to regain our country.

Posted by: Ariel at November 28, 2009 10:34 AM


Yes, that's a valid comment about Gordo (yes, I am also calling him by his derogatory nick too), however, he has also turned leftward with his abhorrent carbon tax, and the HST. Many other examples, such as not closing government liquor stores. Why have private stores, if their prices are mandated to be higher than the gov stores? Competition?

Sorry, you just can't call this government 'right' anymore. We have left, and leftist parties in BC, with a huge vacuum on the right.
Unless a populist right party appears out of nowhere, with a charismatic leader, like the Wildrose Alliance, the next election day looks like a great day to go fishing, because it will be 4 years of HopeyChangy in BC

Posted by: DanBC at November 28, 2009 10:54 AM

Quirks & Quarks on CBC has a blog entry dated Nov 27/09 insisting "climate science still sound". Comments are invited.

Posted by: Minnie West at November 28, 2009 10:57 AM

Somebody just got added to the Free B-Js for Life list!

Posted by: Kathy Shaidle at November 28, 2009 11:05 AM

What's "free B-Js"

Posted by: Louise at November 28, 2009 11:27 AM

Expect the CBC to report that this is yet another homeless man holding up a cardboard sign for money because he can't find a job. Clearly, what is needed are more stimulus packages so he can find work in the new green economy.

Posted by: K T Cat at November 28, 2009 11:51 AM

Minnie, that link was pretty telling. The CBC journalist was directing us back to the same people that created the fraud in the first place.

Posted by: K T Cat at November 28, 2009 11:57 AM

What's "free B-Js"

As in BJ Clinton + Monika Lewinsky

Posted by: Oz at November 28, 2009 12:14 PM

Louise, with all respect, I think we should rather encourage Mr. Begley to get his knickers in a knot as often as possible. The man has raised knickerknotting to an art form. He is the Da Vinci of the knotted knicker. Long may he flourish (or knot)!

Posted by: ebt at November 28, 2009 6:40 PM

That dude is my hero!
CBC Radio had an interview yesterday with some leftist loser that thought the U.K should suspend Canada from the Commonwealth due to oil-sands and the sustained destruction of third world countries. Not one single question about anything even remotely resembling science was asked...

Posted by: Knight of Good Mr. Iron Man at November 28, 2009 8:20 PM

Most of ya'll back and forth (trying to be funny or whatever) is not relevant to the seriousness of the situation. They are trying to take over not only energy or the production of it, but in the larger sense...governments and the people within.

It's not funny at f*cking all.

You had better get with the program and understand that they (who ever the hell they are)are only interested in controlling you and your family and friends and nation but making sure every dollar that you can produce will go into their pocket to be dolled out however they want.

Stop your bickering and joking and make a plan to stop this.

Papa Ray

Posted by: Papa Ray at November 28, 2009 8:29 PM

I am completely sickened at what is being revealed.

Have a read through these...

Posted by: Yan at November 29, 2009 12:17 AM

But does the citizen's sign count since it was in English on the French language channel?

Posted by: MarkS at November 29, 2009 10:38 AM

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Cam Mackay

Posted by: C MacKay at November 30, 2009 3:03 PM

I have emailed the CBC news department about the lack of coverage of Climategate. I'm currently waiting for a reply.

Maybe it's best to laugh at the deniers:

Bob Johns

Posted by: Bob Johns at December 1, 2009 3:09 AM