From the Herald Sun:
A TOP-rating US radio host and political commentator has joined the Herald Sun‘s Andrew Bolt in lamenting the “global climate change delusion”.
Rush Limbaugh, an influential voice in US conservative circles through his nationally-syndicated radio talk show, today quoted Bolt‘s recent column on climate change entitled ‘Doomed to a fatal delusion’.
After quoting the article at length, Limbaugh echoed Bolt’s sentiments, criticising “fraudulent polar bear pictures”, and quoting graphs and charts that claim temperatures have fallen and Arctic ice has remained constant.
Limbaugh has been credited with reviving AM radio in the United States through his radio show, and was described by Ronald Reagan as “the number one voice for conservatism in our country”.
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Hear Limbaugh let rip. On warming and on Kevin Rude. Transcript included. More from Bolt.
Of course this is not the first time one of Andrew Bolt’s columns has captured the attention of American talk-radio guys. Neal Boortz discussed his column on global warming and other assorted predicted catastrophes, “Welcome to my nightmare,” and Limbaugh discussed another one of Bolt’s other columns back in July ’07 as well (transcript).
Well worth a look & a listen.
UPDATE: Now Australian talk-radio guy Darryn Hinch has now announced that he has “joined the ‘Andrew Bolt School’ of climate change” (audio). Who’ll be next to distance themselves from the Catastrophic Man Made Global Warming Hysteria Mob, I wonder.
UPDATE #2: And as reader The Dean of Doonside in comments points out to a Bolt detractor, Limbaugh’s listenership (approx 20 million) is about the same as the entire population of Australia – not to mention that he has just signed a nice new $400 million deal.
UPDATE #3: Bolt is also quoted extensively in a piece on a US Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works site.
July 10, 2008, 9:31 am at 9:31 am
Guess we all really should post there more often. Myself, first. Fuck those Lefty trolls hijacking his blog. I’ll be hovering come 30 minutes or so.
July 10, 2008, 10:52 am at 10:52 am
#1 I know what you mean about the Lefty trolls. They seem to swoop down in formation, take over the place for a period of time, and then (at least I hope, like after the election) fade back away. It’s so frustrating to try and comment there sometimes because for every one reasoned, well-thought-out comment there seem to be three deranged Lefties taking cheap shots from all angles.
The irony is that they’re driving up his hit-count and comment-count, ensuring he’ll be around for a long time to come. And when it comes down to it, I’d rather have an “open” forum like his, kooks and all, than the way some Lefty blogs are run, where it’s all just people sitting around in a circle congratulating each other for being so uniquely insightful and clever.
BTW, we’ve added a new one to Peak Stupid®, Weapons Grade Stupid® and Cartel of Stupid®, and that’s “so-and-so (insert troll name) must be in the pay of Big Stupid®.” 😉
July 10, 2008, 10:56 am at 10:56 am
Well, JULIEN was certainly in the pay of Big Stupid® on that cow thread today. I intensely dislike the guy, but he’s always good to laugh at.
July 10, 2008, 10:59 am at 10:59 am
Had seen weapons grade stupid and I must admit Cartel of Stupid is pretty darn good. As is the last one. Shall have to use them.
*bingbing racks brain trying to think up another one*
July 10, 2008, 11:22 am at 11:22 am
When Janine, SDI, DanR, Rachel et al all get going, the plural for them (a la ‘herd of cows’ ) is A Veritable Consensus of Stupid?
July 10, 2008, 11:24 am at 11:24 am
Or A Confederacy of Stupid®?
July 10, 2008, 11:33 am at 11:33 am
Confederacy of Stupid®… oh, I like that!
July 10, 2008, 11:37 am at 11:37 am
LOL. Use it liberally – just remember my royalties!
July 10, 2008, 11:39 am at 11:39 am
You only want me to use it liberally because of the royalties!
I know your sneaky, capitalist tricks! 😛
July 10, 2008, 11:41 am at 11:41 am
Hey, I put that little ®-thingy there so Paco don’t steal it. 😉
July 10, 2008, 11:49 am at 11:49 am
It’s a wise move. PACO Enterprises is willing to do what it can to enlarge it’s market share.