Planet Gore

Muzzling and double standards

The gang over at DailyKos are upset that Marc Morano, Senate Republican Communications Director for the Environment and Public Works Committee is . . . communicating with the public.
This objection raises questions about NASA employees like James Hansen — purportedly “muzzled” for being told, not to stop speaking to the public, but to speak to science and leave policy to the policy people; and spokesman Gavin Schmidt — who regularly posts over at RealClimate on the taxpayer dime (and presumably using other taxpayer resources, as well, if his times of posting are any indication: What, again, is that reason that Executive branch employees aren’t supposed to access private email accounts from work?).
So, to put it gently, Morano is to be muzzled to stop him from performing a specific function of his employment; meanwhile, you and I are to pay people for doing things that are outside of their job description. Welcome (yet again) to the world of global-warming double standards.

 

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