Interview: James Delingpole on The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism
"I'm not a scientist and actually given what I've seen of scientists in my experiences following the global warming scam, I'm glad I'm not a scientist because a lot of these guys are basically shysters and crooks. They're not some kind of white-coated elite with a special hotline to the truth. In fact, they're just ordinary guys and girls trying to earn a living like the rest of us but slightly more dodgily than the rest of us in the one or two egregious cases," James Delingpole of Ricochet.com, the UK Spectator and the executive editor the newly launched Breitbart London tells me in our latest interview. And that's one of the kinder things that the author of The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism: The Left's Plan to Frighten Your Kids, Drive Up Energy Costs, and Hike Your Taxes has to say on the subject. He'll also discuss:
● If Mark Steyn loses his lawsuit to Michael Mann, who gets the top bunk in their cell at the Global Warming Stalag, James or Mark?
● The concept of the "Friendly Lawsuit," and how it helps to explain that the left is nothing but Potemkin Villages, all the way down.
● Prying open "The Drawbridge Effect" to see what's inside Al Gore's and Thomas Friedman's mansions.
● How can the media alternately tell us the world is coming to an end in five years if we don't radically change our lifestyles, then cheerfully promote high-carbon footprint pro sports, such as the NFL and NASCAR?
● What's the background behind the big "Climategate" scandal of 2009, and where does it stand today?
● How James both discovered American politics while living in England and joined the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.
And much more. Click here to listen:
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Note that there was a bit of distortion in the first minute or two of our interview, as I had my recording program initially dialed up to 11 in anticipation of the long distance call. I used my trusty Izotope RX application to clean up most of it, but traces of it remain. After the first minute or so, the sound quality settles down nicely.
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