Friday, Sept 4, 2009
We’ve heard a lot this summer about the hateful rhetoric emanating from Right-wingers at health care town halls across the country. Just yesterday, I got an email from President Barack Obama’s “Organising America” campaign, railing against the “frightening smears” and “outrageous lies” – and asking for a cash donation.
But some friends of mine from Ireland, Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney, whose film Not Evil Just Wrong is due to premiere next month, have been subjected to a slew of death threats and instances of disgusting abuse from the environmental Left. One commenter branded them “Hitler’s Henchmen”.
Their crime? Their film dares to challenge the conventional wisdom about global warming – they prefer to call it “global warming hysteria” – and take on Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. Rather than try to rebut the arguments of the couple, it seems, their opponents want to shut down any debate.
One environmentalist sent McAleer and McElhinney an e-mail describing them as “stinking, selfish, sociopathic fascists” and expressed a desire for them to be executed.
This article was posted: Friday, September 4, 2009 at 4:08 am