Open Letter to Jon Stewart – The Daily Show

“Open Letter to Jon Stewart – The Daily Show” (2014-01-17). I LOVE these denialist “open letters”! Anthony Watts seems to love ’em too, but for different reasons. Anthony loves the chance to act as if he’s initiating a great public debate. When The Letter lands like a tiny pebble in a reeeeeally deep well he can pretend it was so beautifully argued that the (oblivious) target was shamed into silence. Me? I love the hubris.

Here we have Bob Tisdale lecturing Jon Stewart about his coverage of right-wing “weather!” whoppers on January 6th. Anthony Watts has had a pickle up his ass on the same topic; the recent deep cold snap should have been the final nail in the Global Warming hoax, right? But at least weatherman Anthony learned what the Polar Vortex is.

Bob lists his credentials up front so that Jon will sit up and take notice. He’s an “independent climate researcher” (code for “not a climate researcher”) and author of three ebooks!

I quite enjoyed Ingenious Pursuits‘ deconstruction: “Dr” Bob in retirement – just keep churning it out, check it out.

Like most denialists, Bob seems to consider himself a blend of Galileo and Martin Luther. Fierce intellect, incredible moral integrity, and probably the strength of ten men. Yeah, right. Bob’s just rattling through the usual tired and debunked denialist claims, misrepresenting evidence, demonstrating his ignorance of real scientific process or squawking “the models are wrong!”

I note that Anthony seems A-OK with the anti-Semitic undercurrent in his carefully moderated comments sandbox. Did you know Jon Stewart’s real surname is Leibowitz? This is apparently important to know.

3 thoughts on “Open Letter to Jon Stewart – The Daily Show

  1. Ah, Bob Tisdale, a legend in his ill-educated, utterly non-peer-reviewed and never formally published denier’s mind!

  2. Could you point to some of the alleged anti-Semitic stuff? I’m a hemi-semi-demi Jew–truly Jew-ish–and like to track this stuff, in order to bring it up when it best suits me to take down deniers.

    [It’s mainly coded references to Jon’s real name, “Liebowitz”. Some examples below. – Ben]

    wws January 17, 2014 at 7:37 am
    The omission of his given name “Liebowitz” is only interesting because it signifies that Jon is one of those ultra-modern hipsters of jewish descent who are deeply ashamed of their jewish ancestry, so much so that they will go to any lengths to hide it. It’s a measure of his fundamental hypocrisy.

    Andyj January 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm
    …doubting scientists must be feeling like Galileo after Jon Lie-bovines outburst.

    James (Aus.) January 17, 2014 at 4:27 pm
    And of course, “Stewart” is a stage name. Perhaps he’s not so keen on his Balkan ancestry.

    Poptech January 17, 2014 at 8:31 pm
    I have a whole article on Leibowitz, I mean “Stewart”

  3. Yet they don’t like the word “denier” because they claim the word creates an association with Holocaust deniers. What hypocritical BS.

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