The Age has published a response to the top-rated warmist question in their ‘Our Say’ segment. The question basically asked where skeptics are getting their funding from. For the most part, it is a balanced response, acknowledging that Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones haven’t formed their view on global warming based on money. However, the graphic accompanying the article is likely to portray the opposite meaning and they go on to suggest links to Gina Rinehart and other corporate interests with pointless innuendo.
They imply that Gina Rinehart’s skepticism is solely because of her corporate interests (it’s not like she could have looked critically at some of these warmist claims), make a point over Alan Jones being friends with James Packer and suggest Rinehart’s buying into of Channel 10 resulted in Bolt getting his own show. They’ve got no hard evidence, but their implication is clear. However, the author does acknowledge these links are casual, not causal.
The question asked of The Age smacks of a conspiracy theory. Even though the response was dismissive of such intimate connections, it is more likely to fuel the fire.