Posts Tagged ‘Fakegate’

Fakegate and the enrichment of language

February 26, 2012

Fakegate enriches language!

gleick, n, a vain and inept person

to gleick, v, to forge ineptly

Peter was a gleick, Peter is a gleick, Peter will always be a gleick.

Peter gleicked, Peter is gleicking, Peter will gleick.

It trips of the tongue very nicely.

Fakegate and Peter Gleick’s inept (but “heroic”) escapades are the source of much amusement over at Climate Audit. One reader, a Dr. UK has found a very apposite quotation from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream:

Bottom (wearing the head of an ass): Nay, I can gleek upon occasion.

Titania:Thou art as wise as thou art beautiful.

But there are many contenders for the role of Titania! Monbiot and Laden lead the list.

To gleick, or not to gleick ..

Peter (soliloquy):

To gleick, or not to gleick, that is the question:
Whether ’tis Nobler in the mind to suffer
The Slings and Arrows of outrageous Heartland,
Or to take Fakes against a Sea of Truths,
And by publishing end them:    

(with apologies to WS)

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Fakegate: Climate Alarmists reduced to forgery, lying, cheating and stealing

February 23, 2012

The Global Warming priesthood have long experience in fudging data, cheating and suppressing opposing views. But Peter Gleick, a true acolyte of the religion, has now been reduced not only to lying, cheating and stealing but also to forgery and fakery.

The blogosphere has been full of the Fakegate or the Peter Gleick affair for the last week. First he used impersonation and lying to extract confidential documents from Heartland. He clearly has broken some laws. But he found nothing very damaging regarding climate sceptics so he forged a “summary” document so as to be able to add some spice to the affair. He then disseminated the documents widely and these were immediately publicised by a gullible and hypocritical orthodoxy.

Peter Gleick - Faker

Of course Gleick is a climate alarmist and activist and for him and his friends Heartland remains the “villain” and his ends of “exposing” the alleged bad guys apparently justifies his dishonest and criminal means. His authorship of the forged document was recognised by Steven Mosher and Climate Audit just from his writing style and bad punctuation. Needless to say Gleick is considered by the global warming priesthood as an expert exponent of integrity in science research. In this sordid case some are delusional enough to see him as a hero.

Gleick’s own work is unimportant and lacking any real scientific content. His lack of ethics (apart from his poor writing and general incompetence) is of no great significance. But his behaviour exposes and is in the tradition established by the Hockey Stick crowd (Mann, Jones, Hansen, Trenberth et al) of fudging and cheating and suppression of opposing views.

BREAKING: Gleick Confesses

Peter Gleick Confesses

Gleick’s AGU Resignation

Megan McArdle gives Mosher and the blogosphere props for pointing to Gleick

Peter Gleick Confesses to Obtaining Heartland Documents Under False Pretenses

FakeGate: Just Another Day at Team Green

Fakegate Illustrates Global Warming Alarmists’ Deceit and Desperation


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