MSNBC Features 9/11 Truther to Blame Hurricane on Global Warming
On Friday's Dylan Ratigan Show, MSNBC contributor Touré, who is also a 9/11 truther, wondered if Hurricane Irene is an example of global warming.
He speculated, "When you talk about an unusual weather event happening in New York and this sort of thing, is this really evidence of global warming to see this sort of a massive storm happening here?"
Touré is routinely featured on MSNBC, despite his tendency to tweet in support of 9/11 conspiracy theories. See below for examples:
Van Jones was forced to resign partly bc questions the truth of 9/11 but that Pentagon attack is really fishy... [Link to tweet]
How could a plane crash into the Pentagon? And not appear on video cameras?? And leave little wreckage??? #Don'tbuyitfiremenow. [Link to tweet]
This fascinating video raises questions about the Pentagon attack: 757 or missle? http://bit.ly/12AOlN [Link to tweet]
Go here for screen shots of the Tweets.
Stephen Flynn of The Center for National Policy seemed to agree with linking Hurricane Irene to climate change. He asserted, "I think the evidence is a bit overwhelming that we're seeing climate change, which is generating more significant events, in terms of frequency and scale."
It's a bit much to blame this hurricane on global warming. It's even weirder when a conspiracy-minded 9/11 truther does it.
A transcript of the August 26 exchange:
TOURE: When you talk about an unusual weather event happening in New York and this sort of thing, is this really evidence of global warming to see this sort of a massive storm happening here?
STEPHEN FLYNN (Ctr. For National Policy): I think the evidence is a bit overwhelming that we're seeing climate change, which is generating more significant events, in terms of frequency and scale. Now, we can debate the cause, which we don't need to. We have a big event right now. But, my own view is we're causing man-made- is generating this. But, the reality, no matter what we stop or start doing we're going to see more of this with frequency. But, it's where we live-
TOURE: Yeah. We're going to see more of these as time goes on?
FLYNN: Absolutely. With higher intensity. And then, the other issue, we we live and how. We're concentrated. A long time ago, cast about. And, so, being prepared is key. And recognizing, where you're vulnerable, what you're dependent on in building a plan.
— Scott Whitlock is the senior news analyst for the Media Research Center. Click here to follow him on Twitter