Swindle Update: ABC is now slamming the Swindle

Swindle Update: ABC is now slamming the Swindle
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The Swindle is a one-sided anti-global warming argument put together by a film maker with a name for skewing the facts, and featuring greenhouse skeptics with media profiles that far exceed their scientific publishing records.”

ABC Online Science writer, Bernie Hobbs

A new little button titled “The Great Global Warming Swindle SWINDLE” has just been added on ABC Australia’s dedicated “Great Global Warming Swindle” webpage.

The new section absolutely trashes Martin Durkin’s “Great Global Warming Swindle” film.

Was this a set-up by ABC Australia from the beginning? Was it their intent to prop the Swindle up and then absolutely trash it? Probably not. More likely, this is a case of warring editors. kind of along the lines of what you read in the Wall Street Journal versus what you read in the Wall Street Journal Financial Section.

Either way, the bad press for Durkin just got a whole lot worse with ABC Australia itself, the outlet who hosted the film in the first place, now discrediting it.

Swindle Update: ABC is now slamming the Swindle

Kevin is a contributor and strategic adviser to DeSmogBlog.

He runs the digital marketing agency Spake Media House. Named a “Green Hero” by Rolling Stone Magazine and one of the “Top 50 Tweeters” on climate change and environment issues, Kevin has appeared in major news media outlets around the world for his work on digital campaigning.

Kevin has been involved in the public policy arena in both the United States and Canada for more than a decade. For five years he was the managing editor of DeSmogBlog.com. In this role, Kevin’s research into the “climate denial industry” and the right-wing think tank networks was featured in news media articles around the world. He is most well known for his ground-breaking research into David and Charles Koch’s massive financial investments in the Republican and tea party networks.

Kevin is the first person to be designated a “Certified Expert” on the political and community organizing platform NationBuilder.

Prior to DeSmogBlog, Kevin worked in various political and government roles. He was Senior Advisor to the Minister of State for Multiculturalism and a Special Assistant to the Minister of State for Asia Pacific, Foreign Affairs for the Government of Canada. Kevin also worked in various roles in the British Columbia provincial government in the Office of the Premier and the Ministry of Health.

In 2008 Kevin co-founded a groundbreaking new online election tool called Vote for Environment which was later nominated for a World Summit Award in recognition of the world’s best e-Content and innovative ICT applications.

Kevin moved to Washington, DC in 2010 where he worked for two years as the Director of Online Strategy for Greenpeace USA and has since returned to his hometown of Vancouver, Canada.

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