March 18, 2010

Baring All for Climategate: I'm in Penthouse this month...

inconvenient-fraud2.jpgBut mercifully not as the centerfold. Now you can read it and not just for the letters. The article is a 2,000 word backgrounder on the implosion of the Global Warming Hoax.

An Inconvenient Fraud? @ Penthouse Magazine

Al Gore and his pals in the science establishment want us to totally change our lives because of a theory that might not even be true. Have the sacred cows of global warming been gored beyond repair?

By Gerard Van der Leun • Illustration by Zachary Pullen

It was good to be Al Gore in the last part of the last decade. In the year 2000 he was the world’s biggest loser. By 2009 he was one of the world’s biggest winners after becoming the master of disaster. Flummoxed by his noninvention of the internet and his nonelection as president of the United States, Gore found a winning hand in predicting the end of the world. In the process, he received an Oscar for his film An Inconvenient Truth, the Nobel Peace Prize, and millions of dollars through his interests in companies that dealt in “carbon credits.” Gore became more of a “Comeback Kid” than Bill Clinton ever was. For most of 2009, it was still good to be King Al. But late in the year, Al Gore’s beloved internet betrayed him.

On November 17, 2009, someone, somewhere, copied some 4,000 emails and documents from a password-protected server at the Climate Research Unit (CRU) in England and put them up on a free and open server in Russia for all the world to read. Whoever made these documents available was an unknown soldier of the truth. Taking the handle of FOIA (Freedom of Information Act), he or she stated, “We feel that climate science is, in the current situation, too important to be kept under wraps. We hereby release a random selection of correspondence, code, and documents. Hopefully it will give some insight into the science and the people behind it. This is a limited time offer, download now.”

Read the rest @ An Inconvenient Fraud? @ Penthouse Magazine.

Posted by Vanderleun at March 18, 2010 12:45 PM
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Good stuff, Gerard. Whatever anybody thinks about the dead-tree publishing industry, this is gonna show up on magazine racks everywhere.

There was a time when men's mags like Penthouse actually had something to say, and were proud of it. May this be a sign of a resurgence.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at March 18, 2010 2:27 PM

Rob's got it right - men's magazines are a natural for information that's not politically correct. You've got to love that Gerard's return to the skin rags will cause a fresh wave of spluttering and foaming from the sanctimonious nannies. He may not be the centerfold, but our guy still gets 'em all hot and bothered!

Posted by: Askmom at March 18, 2010 2:50 PM

Speaking as someone who actually knows from long experience exactly what sort of editorial views Penthouse held I cannot possibly express how wrong Stone is about that magazine. If there was, during most of its existence, a "set" of editorial views, they were those of its then owner, Bob Guccione. Whatever one wishes to say about Bob nobody who knew would say his views were any other than his and his alone. "Hollywood-liberal" doesn't come into it.

Posted by: vanderleun at March 18, 2010 8:43 PM

Good old Stone, often wrong but never in doubt.

Posted by: askmom at March 19, 2010 9:53 AM

Again, from one who knows in detail what the real story was, Guccione's core values were family, America, freedom of speech, and creativity. The way articles were pulled into the magazine and commissioned was far more complex than you think. Guccione believed in giving the editors he hired a wide latitude in what to publish and commission. He didn't do all of it although he approved all of them. Because of the fees paid over the course of many decades pretty much every worthwhile writer in need of a mortgage payment wrote for Penthouse. It isn't that way today. New ownership and what all. You're probably confusing, as many do, Flynt and Guccione. But they were and are vastly different.

Posted by: vanderleun at March 19, 2010 1:31 PM

Arthur's preference for "Asslickers" is no surprise, given his taste for the fecal flower that is modern-day liberalism.

Posted by: teresa at March 19, 2010 2:14 PM

I've spoken to Arthur about this propensity of his before but he is adamantine in his allegience to it. There is, I guess, no accounting for taste. But you'd think he'd get his doubtings after a life time of giving his all to liberalism and getting only Chlamydia back.

Posted by: vanderleun at March 19, 2010 4:22 PM

One can only hope he'll be able to add genital warts and herpes to the list before the party's over.

Excellent article, by the way. Thank you for doing your part in getting the word out. The edifice is crumbling...

Posted by: teresa at March 19, 2010 5:06 PM

Yes. Thanks for doing your bit.

Posted by: monkeyfan at March 22, 2010 2:19 PM