Via Andrew Bolt:
Is Global Warming to blame for the current heatwave in Australia?
- Global Warming is a myth
One of those answers has so far been ticked by 90.4 per cent of respondents. Guess which, and dare hope.
*and if you were to clear your cache, you could conceivably vote more than once – the Chicago Way. Not that you would. I was just sayin’.
** Screen shots of ABC poll results and updates (and a bit of controversy and more updates!) below the fold:
UPDATE 8:33pm 6 Feb Australian Eastern Time (click to enlarge)
UPDATE 11:05pm 7 Feb Australian Eastern Time (click to enlarge):
UPDATE: HAW! Seems the ABC didn’t much like the answer they got, so they completely “disappeared” the entire poll and results, even from the Google cache. With no acknowledgment or explanation whatsoever. The 6th of February poll is just “missing.” Can anyone say “Big Brother”? “Spit the dummy”? I say again, HAW!
UPDATE #2: I see it’s now being discussed elsewhere on the web – a few sites are bouncing here presumably for the screencaps I took during the poll. If y’all want, I think I have a few more screen-captures of the poll as it was going on – email me (spot_the_dog) if you want copies. WE KNOW THE POLL WAS HAPPENING – there are nearly a hundred comments from people at Bolt’s discussing the poll during the time when the poll was active. Now, it’s as though it never existed!?! How stupid does “Our” ABC think we are???
“It’s not a matter of belief. I know for a fact that the ABC did not conduct such a poll. The so-called “captured page” is a photoshopped fraud, and you embarrass yourself and your fellow denialists by trying to defend this fraud.”
“There was no such poll taken. The statistic of 93.8% of ABC listeners believing global warming is a myth was totally made up by the commenter! It is a flat out lie! [...]
“AGW denialists telling flat out lies? What is the world coming to?” [spot sez: Precious! I love that one!]
“This is not a screenshot. A screenshot would bear the ABC website address in the page’s url.
“The story was initiated by a guy called Michael who wrote to an Australian columnist called Andrew Bolt. Bolt is well-known in Australia as a John Howard sycophant and habitual liar. His speciality is making up stuff about global warming. One of the US-based AGW denialist sites has taken up Bolt’s lie and has tried to give the lie a bit of credibility by photoshopping the ABC poll, and you have compounded the lie by calling it a screenshot.
“ABC polls only give the yes/no option in their polls. The first option, “Global warming is a myth”, is clearly a fraudulent addition.
The fraud is comprised of several parts, some of it committed in Australia, and some at the American end. But it’s a clumsy fraud – it’s easily detected.”
I TOOK SCREENCAPS, mate. ME. In Western Australia. And I am NOT LYING.
You can take screencaps of any portion of a screen you want to with one program I have by simply drawing a little box around the bit you want to capture and then pressing “Ctrl” and “PrtSc” at the same time, for instance. Example:
See the diff? It ain’t rocket surgery, buddy. I rarely capture the entire screen including all of the tabs I have open, my toolbar and the URL bar because it’s a waste of space and pixels. A full screen grab can easily take up 10 times more hard disk space than a selective grab. And waste 10 times more precious pixels. And as conscientious citizens and guardians of the planet we should all strive to conserve both bytes and pixels.
So. You sure you still want to call me a liar and a fabricator? Hell – go for it – I’m just a “screen name.” But you might want to be a bit careful about calling Andrew Bolt, a known person, “a habitual liar.” Without proof. Y’know?
WTF evidence do you have for that allegation anyway, you idiot conspiracist twerp, the one against me, the one against Andrew Bolt, the one against presumably all of my mates here? Or are you just a typical Leftard projecting your own character flaws onto others, as usual?
Did those of us discussing it here and at Bolt’s and Blair’s whilst the poll was open, whilst I was taking screencaps, make that up too? Were we all of us here, in Australia, America, Canada and South Korea, all part of this “Grand Conspiracy”? Don’t tell me – I’ll bet you think we’re all in the pay of Big Oil®, especially long-time blogger/contributer Nilk who (only half-jokingly) commented at February 7, 2009, 9:58 pm, when the poll was still running, “Heh. So who’s keeping screen caps so that their ABC can’t hide the results?”
I think you’re missing something there, my friend Lee.
UPDATE #4: Heh. I’m sayin’, heh.
UPDATE #5: Yet more on this ongoing taxpayer-funded ABC Drama from Andrew Bolt just in, “Doubt Banned.”
UPDATE #6: I’m lovin’ this – now it’s Bolta, all his readers, all youse guys here, and gorelied.com who all got together and perpetrated this fraud. Heh (no, that deserves a full) Haw!
What I don’t get is, if we redneck rethuglican sheepletards are so stoopid and all, how do we keep coming up with and executing these humongously complex global conspiracies? Mohammad H. Rageboomer! Next thing, they’ll think that that moran Chimpy McHitlerBurton planned and executed 9/11…