Dems Panicked Over ‘Climategate’ Probe at 9:00AM 19 Jan 2011
(I’m posting the date and time due to a propensity of FoxNews to erase or alter embarrassing claims from their sites)

A power struggle is unfolding in Virginia over climate change research. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been taking the University of Virginia to court to get information on a climate change researcher who once worked at the school. Now several members of the State Assembly say they’ve had enough and have introduced legislation to rein in Cuccinelli’s investigation. Cuccinelli, a global warming skeptic, is looking into whether UVA professor Michael Mann manipulated data to show that there has been a rapid, recent rise in the Earth’s temperature.

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(auto link, which is a nice bit of programming, except in this case all you would get to read are some rather inane comments)

So tell me, from the headline didn’t you think this was related to or about the stolen emails last year? After all, wasn’t the controversy stirred up by deniers and politicians all about those stolen emails? So why did Fox use that word – Climategate – when the story is actually about the “Hockey Stick” graph?

Also, where are the “Dems” who are supposed to be “panicked”?

from the site linked to in the FoxNation piece – WTOP FM in Virginia

Democratic Sens. Donald McEachin of Henrico and Chap Petersen of Fairfax County say their bills won’t give blanket immunity to colleges to defraud the state, but they would curb politically motivated probes.

McEachin and Petersen, both lawyers, said Cuccinelli had abused the authority the office obtained under a 2002 law.

Their legislation would force Cuccinelli to sue and obtain subpoenas as is required of other civil litigation. This would afford defendants the right to defend themselves.

That last sentence is rather telling wouldn’t you say?


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