Former CNN producer laments ‘leading climate denier’ Morano’s TV debates: ‘Morano is a Gatling gun of dishonest sound-bites, all designed to serve climate denial the way O.J. Simpson’s lawyers drew fire away from their clients’
Former CNN Producer Peter Dykstra in The Daily Climate - Feb. 6, 2014: 'Morano is a Gatling gun of dishonest sound-bites, all designed to serve climate denial the way O.J. Simpson's or Casey Anthony's lawyers drew fire away from their clients. That's why Morano is attractive to TV hosts like Piers Morgan or John Stossel, who value theatrical conflict far more than legitimacy. The legitimacy is baked in when someone like Bill Nye consents to partnering in the debate.
'Still worse is the willingness of Nye and others, including Sierra Club leader Mike Brune, to debate the most hardcore of the climate deniers. Whether they're sincere outliers or merely liars, the creationist Ham and Marc Morano, the political operative and leading climate denier, have everything to gain by winning a seat at the 'debate' table. Nye and company might gain face time, but at a substantial loss of dignity. And if their goal is to convert devout science deniers, there's not a chance of that.'