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Sunday, January 10, 2010
WND Lies About CIA And Global Warming, Gets Basic Fact Wrong
Topic: WorldNetDaily

A Jan. 10 WorldNetDaily article by Jerome Corsi carries the headline "Obama diverts CIA to spy on ... polar bears!" Corsi himself writes that "President Obama has tasked the Central Intelligence Agency with investigating global warming."

But Corsi and WND are deliberately misstating facts. The truth -- which Corsi conveniently doesn't mention until the sixth paragraph, since it would contradict the first five -- is that the program has little or no impact on current intelligence gathering, since it relies on information already archived or collected when sensors are passing over empty wilderness.

Corsi also quotes Republican Sen. John Barrasso claiming that the CIA's involvement in climate change issues is "irresponsible," but fails to mention the experts who cite climate change is relevant to national security, since it could cause food or water shortages or adverse weather that would result in migration or the need for U.S. relief efforts or military intervention.

Corsi also commits a boner of an error in the lead paragraph. Can you spot it?

Corsi is presumably referring to the shooting at Fort Hood, not "Ft. Collins," which is a city in Colorado that has no active military installations.

UPDATE: WND has corrected the "Ft. Collins" boo-boo. The rest of the article's false statements remain intact.

Posted by Terry K. at 9:23 PM EST
Updated: Monday, January 11, 2010 10:32 AM EST

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