Al Gore, on why climate deniers get so much attention:
If the people that believed the moon landing was staged on a movie lot had access to unlimited money from large carbon polluters or some other special interest who wanted to confuse people into thinking that the moon landing didn't take place, I'm sure we'd have a robust debate about it right now.Also, too:
This morning, Gore appeared on MSNBC, where Andrea Mitchell read from Sarah Palin’s Facebook page to ask the former vice president questions about climate change.Mitchell is using the same medium high school boys use when bragging about fictitious sexual conquests that allegedly happened at a party the cops totally crashed to ask the country's leading figure on climate change about categorically false assertions. A while back Krugman joked that the way our media covers political debates they'd give equal play to a dispute over the shape of the earth without ever pointing out that the world is, in fact, a big fat sphere. Never mind pointing out that anyone advocating the earth is flat is a functional moron. Mitchell isn't doing anything to undercut Krugman's argument.