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At Least He Knows Which Bright Ball in the Sky is the Sun

I guess. Link

At the award-winning seafood restaurant in downtown Cleveland that The Atlantic rented out for the entire four-day Republican National Convention, GOP Rep. Bill Johnson turned to me and explained that solar panels are not a viable energy source because "the sun goes down."


The event was sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute, the lobbying arm of fossil fuel giants like ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhilips.

Johnson, a climate denier and influential member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, spoke of a future when American scientists "solve these big problems" and "figure out how to harness the sun's energy, and store it up, so that we can put it out over time." His hypothetical invention, of course, is called a battery, and was invented over 200 years ago.


Both congressmen went nearly unchallenged by the moderator, The Atlantic's Washington Editor Steve Clemons, who said he wasn't able to find an opposing speaker, but went ahead with the event anyway.

I sympathize with Clemons. I'm sure it's quite difficult to find anyone in the entire world who could possibly have an opposing view on climate change.

Evidence of human-made climate change is so conclusive that it's wrong for journalists to treat its denial like a reasonable point of view.

And now i get to post this link to a Wonderella comic about the media's need to present "both sides" when one of those sides is coo-coo and also factually wrong.

By min | August 2, 2016, 9:24 AM | Liberal Outrage