The well funded, well organized, global skeptic network laid bare /sarc

The well funded, well organized, global skeptic network laid bare /sarc“. Anthony Watts thinks an analysis of the connections between denialist web sites done for Leftfootforward, proves that they’re just independently minded people that share an objective scientific view. His chart tells a different story though:

Click to enbiggen. (Original image, not the one Anthony pinched.)

I see Anthony’s rabid copy-and-paste sources all nicely gathered together on the left side cuddled up with various political operators and favored UK media sources The Telegraph, Times and Daily Mail. Not a single legitimate scientific credential is present. Roger Pielke, Jr. probably belongs in the mix, but he’s been amusingly placed right on the dividing line.

On the right side I see scientific and international organizations, the balanced media, and scientific journalists. You know, the types that are professional and accountable.

This story tells itself…

One thought on “The well funded, well organized, global skeptic network laid bare /sarc

  1. Umm, I think you’ve missed the point. Despite all the big hitters on the right hand side of the chart (made for Oxfam not Leftfootforward) their message isn’t getting through. Oxfam want to work out why.

    I’ll give them a clue, it’s not about clever PR tricks.

    [really? I’d say it really does boil down to PR tricks. Denialist misrepresentation and dishonest statements spread as far and fast as possible. – Ben]

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