Aug 3, 2012
So eager are the shills at the George Soros-funded far-left website Think Progress to find evidence of global warming that on Thursday they falsely blamed melting street lights in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on the heat.
As originally reported by TP’s Stephen Lacey:
Here’s a picture from Stillwater, Oklahoma, where temperatures will reach has high as 115 degrees today. The photo comes from Patrick Hunter, who sent the picture to KFOR-TV. [...]
Even as residents swelter in the relentless heat, Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe continued his tirade about man-made global warming during a Senate hearing yesterday, saying the science had “collapsed.”
It appears the only thing collapsing are the street lights.
That was in an article published Thursday hysterically titled “In Oklahoma, It’s So Hot The Street Lights Are Melting.”
If you go to that link now, you’ll find a completely different story with the headline “UPDATE: In Oklahoma City, It’s So Hot And Dry There’s Mandatory Water Rationing.”
Way down at the bottom is this:
UPDATE: After we published this piece, we saw reports from people on the ground in Stillwater that the melting streetlights were due to a nearby fire. The person who took the photo, Patrick Hunter, described the scene: “Being the person that actually took this photo, I’d say that this was due to a fire semi-close by coupled with the unbelievable heat we are experiencing. Still an amazing photo and not fake as many are saying on here. Enjoy!”
They are some fine journalists at that Soros-funded propaganda outlet, aren’t they?
Unfortunately, as so often happens with the garbage at TP, it makes its way to other left-wing publications.
Buzzfeed’s Matt Stopera bought this nonsense hook, line, and sinker writing his own piece “It’s So Hot In Oklahoma That Street Lights Are Melting.” Gawker fell for it, too. So did Yahoo!.
This article was posted: Friday, August 3, 2012 at 2:26 am