Monday, February 18, 2013


The latest hate-in at Watts Up With That? mourns  The Heartland Institute's  failed attempt to sicc federal prosecutors on the guy who uncovered Watt's demand  for hundred grand to disinform grades K through 12 about the basics of climate science, a proposal seconded by 'Science Director' Jay Lehr, Ph.D. 

But while lawmen have found nothing criminal in Peter Gleick's public spirited fishing expedition,  his irony-challenged chief accuser is a convicted felon sentenced to federal prison for, wait for it: defrauding the EPA of  $200,000 before joining Heartland !

Though unable to persuade the courts of any wrongdoing on  Gleick's part,  Heartland President Joe Bast keeps on talking about him as though he were Lehr:  
" One of the 
biggest frauds committed by a scientist in the past year generated nary a peep of criticism from the scientific community. The criminal, who admitted to committing crimes that are punishable by years of imprisonment, continues to write and speak and even receive academic honors. After a brief “leave of absence” he got his old job back. His career hasn’t been  adversely affected at all."