Recently, the Wonk Room unmasked the fifty-two men who work with Marc Morano, the environmental communications director for Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), to obfuscate the threat and deny the scientific consensus of man-made global warming. This core network of conspiracy theorists and right-wing media operatives generate stories for broadcast by the conservative media network, from Glenn Beck to George Will. But one other man is especially responsible for getting their work out — Matt Drudge. Drudge is a masterful editor, countering real headlines of the climate crisis with tales of “global cooling” and scientific skepticism.
As it turns out, practically every single one the Drudge Report’s headlines of climate misinformation uses a story constructed by Morano’s minions, as the following review of recent Drudge Report headlines reveals:
How Drudge Pumps The Morano JokersDrudge HeadlineMorano Joker ParticipationObama climate czar has socialist ties; Group sees ‘global governance’… [1/12/09]Steven Milloy, Noel Sheppard…with near 125-year record breaking low temps [10/23/08]Lubos MotlGlobal Cooling? — ‘Thirty years of warmer temperatures go poof’… [10/20/08]Don Easterbrook, David Douglass, John ChristyOld Farmers Almanac: Global cooling may be underway… [9/10/08]Joseph D’AleoGroup Repping 50,000 Physicists Opens Global Warming Debate… [7/17/08]Christopher Monckton, Michael AsherTemperature Monitors Report Worldwide Global Cooling… [2/26/08]Michael Asher, Anthony Watts, John Christy
Every single member of this deck of jokers was involved in the creation and dissemination of Marc Morano’s magnus opus, a sprawling PDF headlined “UN Blowback: More Than 650 Scientists Dissent Over Warming Claims,” released December 10, 2008. And so it appeared on the Drudge Report that very day: