Just think "tankers" and you understand the scam....
One minute you're an under-employed Canadian nobody, the next minute you are much feted denier-author, plucked from obscurity to burn lots and lots of greenhouse gases promoting your new book in far off Australia.
Some cynics might think it is because you have taken up a profitable (but definitely minority) opinion to espouse.
But they would be wrong , wrong , wrong.
It is in fact precisely because you are publicly regarded as a nobody, that you have become so lionized.
You have just been (profitably) "astro-turfed" .
little david versus the big bad IPCC ???????
All the fossil media journalists will see (only because that is all their employer has told them to see) is that you are a solo blogger and so they can pull out cliche #13 and pitch you as little david against great big bad Goliath : the IPCC.
No fossil-journalist will ask how 'little david' can afford the airfare and hotel bills to fly from Canada to all the big cities of Australia.
No fossil-journalist will look beyond their noses to see that this is really Libertarian Think Tank astro-turfing , 2012 style.
Denier-fighters - please ! - ignore the solo blogger - focus on the big city think tanks that fund the astro-turfing bloggers.
Don't 'intellectually kill the messenger' : go after the funders instead....
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