The climate-flavoured asshattery continued apace this week, rising to a screeching crescendo on Thursday when the Drudge Report mistakenly linked to a post at Scienceblogs’ Deltoid with the headline “New Zealand Climate Science Coalition caught lying about temperature trends“.
Drudge apparently didn’t read any further than the headline. Since the “NZ Climate Science Coalition” sounded like a group of actual scientists instead of, well, you know, what it really is — a group of anti-climate science wingnuts who’ve just hung a sciency-sounding name on themselves to shore up their credibility — Drudge linked to the Deltoid post. For added goofy goodness, wingnuts blindly reposted the article to “Digg“:
Noting Drudge’s mistake, Tim Lambert added a shout-out to Drudge readers to the top of his post, and incoming wingnuts who were rubbing their hands with glee in expectation of a good lambasting of climate science — on Scienceblogs, no less — were instead greeted with this liver-quivering message:
Update: A special message to visitors from Drudge: you are being lied to. […]
Needless to say, Drudge removed the link — wouldn’t want anyone reading anything but anti-science horseshit, after all — but not before hordes of wingnuts descended upon Deltoid. Imagine them reading the link at Drudge, jumping into their virtual ’75 Harvester and barreling over to Scienceblogs, and then… “the screaming tires, the busted glass, the painful scream(s) that I heard last”:
UPDATE for extra wingnutty goodness: If you click on the image of the Digg link, you’ll see that whoever posted it wrote that the Deltoid article was about pretty much the opposite of what it was really about. So any wingnut who saw the link on Digg would have been extra excited and ultimately, extra disappointed. Boo-hoo!(via)