Associated Press article rating presidential candidates – November 22, 2015
AP features Michael Mann smearing Ted Cruz: ‘This individual understands less about science (and climate change) than the average kindergartner. That sort of ignorance would be dangerous in a doorman, let alone a president.’
Climate Depot’s Marc Morano reacts to AP: ‘What would AP have found out if it asked scientists Richard Lindzen, Will Happer & Patrick Moore to rate candidates instead? – ‘Wow Seth. Featuring Michael Mann and Andrew Dessler to evaluate GOP? This is trash reporting even by partisan newsletter standards. Ted Cruz is one of the most articulate and scientifically accurate GOP presidential candidates on man-made global warming claims. Somehow Cruz was rated a 6 out of 100 while Bernie (AGW is bigger threat than Terrorism) Sanders gets a 87 out of 100? Does AP even imagine this type of ‘journalism’ has any meaning?’
The reaction to the Associated Press article rating presidential candidates has been swift.
Meteorologist Dr. Ryan Maue Mocks AP’s pick of Michael Mann: ‘AP Fact Check by virulent partisan climate scientist. Unbiased, of course.’ Maue added: ‘I wouldn’t trust that list of climate scientists to deliver mail nor opine on serious foreign or domestic policy.’
Climatologist Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. calls out Seth Borenstein’s article: “Yellow journalism. Including this remarkably inaccurate statement ‘federal ground-based data.. is more reliable than satellites'”
Other reactions: ‘Mann by Seth. What a joke. Let’s fact check Mann via a Berkeley professor Richard Mullen: Michael Mann’s Climategate ‘hide the decline’ explained by Berkeley professor Richard A. Muller
RealClimateScience.com: AP’s Seth Borenstein says surface temperatures are more accurate than satellites. Utter nonsense. http://realclimatescience.com/2015/11/government-scientists-continue-to-ramp-up-their-criminal-activity-ahead-of-paris/ …