In this morning’s Herald Sun, there was a letter to the editor that indulged in a shameful attack on skeptics.
“No room for more deniers THE presence of a foreigner like Lord Christopher Monckton in our country, to pursue his ugly denial of climate change, is an insult. Any apology is a worthless gesture; better that he return home. We have enough home-grown deniers without his cheap publicity-seeking performances. Ron O’Toole, Mt Eliza”
Firstly, I would argue that we don’t have enough skeptics in Australia. Now, this individual is entitled to his opinion, no matter how ill-informed, but I am concerned that the Herald Sun continually endorses this “denier” slur. Only yesterday, they reported (belatedly) on Lord Monckton’s apology, referring to him as a “climate change denier”. [Link to Courier Mail here; the same piece that was in the Herald Sun yesterday]
They condemn Monckton’s comparison of Ross Garnaut to Hitler, yet are happy to compare skeptics to holocaust deniers- Hitler sympathisers.