Lots of people will be all over this, as well they should. Here’s an early entry from Ed Driscoll. At issue is how the MSM will “cover” the greatest scientific scandal of the past 100 years. So far, the AP seems to think that the answer is to double down and claim that the warming that hasn’t occurred since 1998 has accelerated.
You may recall that a couple of months ago the BBC astonished the world by walking back its claims about AGW, actually presenting the evidence developed by skeptics. This was in the face of the Copenhagen summit where the mechanisms for exploiting the lies cultivated for many years by a coalition of portions of the scientific community, unelected internationalist politicians, and enterpreneurial mountebanks were to be instituted, all in the name of saving the world. This was to involve the redistribution of billions of dollars and the shackling of the economies of developed nations, in exchange for the promise of green collar jobs in Utopia and polar bear welfare in general.
Reeling in the polls, Gordon Brown has begged Obama to make his presence felt in a big way at this conference—unaware, apparently, that Obama has so squandered his political capital at home in pushing domestic schemes for redistribution that he hasn’t any left to squander on this particular stage. And now comes the smoking gun evidence that there was indeed a conspiracy to doctor the data at CRU and related facilities, and to suppress contrary evidence. The person who leaked this information should be an international hero, but is met instead with blatantly hypocritical denunciations on the part of the MSM, which happily followed their instructions to gin up panic, because it gave them the aura of access to special knowledge, and demonstrated their unique concern for the condition of Mother Earth.
As has become the pattern, this new information will at first be deployed only on Fox, and that will be taken by the legacy media as prima facie evidence of bias, the White House will again impute sinister motives to them, et cetera, but eventually as Americans, who have become increasingly skeptical of the claims of Warm-Mongers become aware of the scale of deception, the MSM will be forced to blame the scientist whom they once revered for deceiving them. And once again, their complicity in their own bamboozlement will receive only rare consideration from a handfull of reasonably honest authors.