Daily Archives: October 13, 2010

James Randi EF supporting AGW denialism again?

I was under the impression that “Reason” magazine was a libertarian neocon climate denialist rag. I could be wrong, but that’s what I thought. I was also under the impression that JREF was pro-science and at this point had gotten beyond the whole “let’s remain skeptical about global warming” thaing, especially since Randi stepped in it a while back and accidentally forgot that only paid-off or delusional scientists denied AGW. But now we find the JREF site pushing Reason magaazine in a post on their site.

Someone please help me understand what I’m seeing here.

Glenn Beck Inspired Gun Nut

This should come as a surprise to no one. Byron Williams, known as the “Highway Shooter” for his 12 minutres shootout with CHIPS officers earlier this year, described the connection between Glenn Beck and his activities to a John Hamilton of Media Matters.

… Williams details what he saw as an elaborate global conspiracy [and points to] specific broadcasts of Beck’s show for information on the conspiracy he describes. … Beck’s show provided “information on the conspiracy theory that drove him over the edge: an intricate plot involving Barack Obama, philanthropist George Soros, a Brazilian oil company, and the BP disaster.”…

…”Williams also points to other media figures — right-wing propagandist David Horowitz, and Internet conspiracist and repeated Fox News guest Alex Jones — as key sources of information to inspire his ‘revolution.'”

The insanity is described here.