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On The Fence | Main | "This is the last chance for the Iraqis"
March 20, 2007

Chilled! Scientist "Silenced" By Bush Gave 1,500 On-The-Job Media Interviews In Recent Years

Imagine what a Chatty Kathy he'd've been had someone not blown an ill wind chilling dissent at him:

A NASA scientist who said the Bush administration muzzled him because of his belief in global warming yesterday acknowledged to Congress that he'd done more than 1,400 on-the-job interviews in recent years.

James Hansen, director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, who argues global warming could be catastrophic, said NASA staffers denied his request to do a National Public Radio interview because they didn't want his message to get out.

But Republicans told him the hundreds of other interviews he did belie his broad claim he was being silenced.

"We have over 1,400 opportunities that you've availed yourself to, and yet you call it, you know, being stifled," said Rep. Darrell Issa, California Republican.

Mr. Hansen responded: "For the sake of the taxpayers, they should be availed of my expertise. I shouldn't be required to parrot some company line."

Oh get over yourself.

In related news, Lindsey Lohan's, Paris Hilton's, and Britney Spears' pooters all held a joint press conference declaring they had been "made all but invisible'" by Bush Administration thugs.


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