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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Liberal’s Definition of Stifling Free Speech

Courtesy of the Washington Times, “Climate Scientist Sees Cover-up”

“A NASA scientist who said the Bush administration muzzled him because of his belief in global warming yesterday acknowledged to Congress that he'd done more than 1,400 on-the-job interviews in recent years.”


"We have over 1,400 opportunities that you've availed yourself to, and yet you call it, you know, being stifled," said Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican.
Mr. Hansen responded: "For the sake of the taxpayers, they should be availed of my expertise. I shouldn't be required to parrot some company line."

Sounds to me as if he’s parroting HIS OWN line.

Mr. Hansen yesterday said the Bush administration threatened him and his office over his stance on global warming.
"It was an oral threat made to a public affairs person in New York and relayed to me," said Mr. Hansen, who is listed as a senior adviser to Mr. Gore and consulted on Mr. Gore's global warming film, "An Inconvenient Truth."

I don’t see any political bias…

Citing what he called a "growth of political interference," Mr. Hansen said he was forced by NASA officials to deny an interview request from NPR because press officials believed the network to have a liberal bias.
But Mr. Issa noted that Mr. Hansen conducted 15 interviews in the month after accusing the Bush administration of censorship.

15 interviews in a month…4 weeks, 20+ days of work…15 interviews out of 22-23 days…hmmm…what does he do and why isn’t he doing it as long as I, THE TAXPAYER IS PAYING HIM TO DO IT…

Mr. Deutsch, who was 23 at the time, said Mr. Hansen was prohibited from doing the interview because of his prior refusal to notify NASA officials when he was granting interviews, not for political reasons.
Citing what he called his "constitutional right" to give interviews, Mr. Hansen admitted violating NASA's press policy but defended his actions.

Of course…

Mr. Hansen refused to denounce earlier comments he made referring to the White House as a "propaganda office," and saying, "It seems more like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union than the United States."
"I was referring to the constraints of speaking to the media," Mr. Hansen said, when asked about his comments.

Yes, I guess 1400 interviews IS Gulagish and Third Reichish…I wonder how many interviews he could do in a FREE SOCIETY…

Republicans questioned him about his ties to prominent Democrats.
Mr. Hansen received a $250,000 grant from the Heinz foundation, which is controlled by Teresa Heinz Kerry, wife of Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat. Mr. Hansen was a vocal supporter of Mr. Kerry's 2004 presidential campaign.
"As far as I know, there's no political connection to this award," said Mr. Hansen, who has donated several thousand dollars to past presidential campaigns for Mr. Kerry and Mr. Gore. "It's an environmental award."


And I'm sure John Edwards just built his 28,000 square foot home so BOTH Americas can live in it..

UPDATE: I'm glad to see the Wall street Journal picking up on my ideas about this.
totalkaosdave, 9:42 AM