Aug
7

Yokel, 1; Global Warmin’ Perfessers, 0




Posted at 14:08 by Tintin

More bubba-liciousness from Bob Owens at the Confederate Yankee:

ABOVE: More Fauxtography

Global Warming Fauxtography?

Brian Ledbetter of Snapped Shot passed this along, a draft report from a global warming group that was too lazy to find an image of a flooded home that suited their ethos, and instead purchased a stock Photoshop creation to better sell their alarmism to the McMansion set.

If they put such little work in the images, it you wonder how much effort they put into the science of the report, doesn’t it?

If you click through Gomer Bile’s links, you’ll discover that his fauxtrage is directed at one photo (out of hundreds of illustrations, photographs and graphics in a 200 page draft report) which showed a house surrounded by a foot or so of “graphically rendered” flood waters.

Y’all see what I mean? That photoshopped pitchah is mower proof that global warmin’ is jes’ anothuh liberal lie. And it ain’t jes this pitchah I’m talkin’ about; them so-called science perfessers done used hundreds of othuh pitchas that ain’t real and was drawn by so-called artists. An’ anothuh thang: don’t them pointy-head perfessers know that photoshoppin’ a pitchah uses more electric powuh than jes’ takin’ one? Bunch o’ elite hypocrites, if y’all ask me. Now will one of y’all come on an’ gimme some munnah so I can buy mahself anothuh chah-cole gree-yul?

Really, folks, please buy Bob Owens a grill*, because if you do he’s going to wind-up in the burn ward the first time he tries to grill himself up a mess of pig trotters.


*Cf.

[Dialect updated thanks to the expert advice of Jude]

UPDATE: Brian Bedwetter at Snapped Shot, who was the one that got Bob all hee-hawing about Photoshopped floods and the like, doesn’t like us and has blocked our link to his site, a sure sign that he stands behind his work. So after you see his clever little Mohammed carton to which our link has been directed, you can copy and paste this link –

http://www.snappedshot.com/archives/2566-Climate-Fauxtography.html

– into your browser to see the page originally linked.


Gavin adds: Hey, what’s this written at the bottom of the report?

90 Comments »

  1. McWyrm said,

    August 7, 2008 at 14:25

    By God, Clif! Dude’s an idiot, sure – but regional dialect jokes? That’s the best you could come up with?

    There’s plenty of stupid to go around in this article. It boggles the mind that all you could manage was to pretend that Mr. Owens talks funny.

  2. D.N. Nation said,

    August 7, 2008 at 14:58

    I’ve noticed that Confederate Wankee is often wrong about things. I should develop some sort of theory on that. Then I’ll have it tested on Mythbusters…hopefully with the Build Team. Although Adam and Jamie seem like straight up dudes…I mean, Kari is Kari is Kari, you see.

    Yeah, that’s the ticket.

  3. Mark B said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:12

    Kari looks and talks like a woman I used to date. She also had a bit of a mean streak. Fascinating woman.

  4. Blue Buddha said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:18

    While searching for that one damning photo (which appears somewhere aorund pg. 62), he apparently missed the large DRAFT watermarked on each page, the First Draft – Do not cite or quote on the bottom of each page, and the occasional blank space saying graph/firgure under development. I’m sure people in the reality-based community would probably come to the conclusion that the picture is just a placeholder.

  5. Matt said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:19

    “this just proves that there is no global warming. The lefty scientists have no clue what they are talking about.”

    Someone tell me this comment is satirical, and not someone’s actual opinion.

    Please?

  6. Jake H. said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:20

    If they put such little work in the images, it [makes] you wonder how much effort they put into the science of the report, doesn’t it?

    No.

    Any other questions I can clear up for you?

  7. Jake H. said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:23

    I’m sure people in the reality-based community would probably come to the conclusion that the picture is just a placeholder.

    Don’t worry, when the pic is replaced in the final draft, there will be much crowing from Jim Bob that THIS PROVES HE WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG! The headline will probably read “GLOBAL WARMING ATHEISTS PROVED TRAITOROUSLY WRONG!”

  8. Mark B said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:35

    I’m sorry, even if that illustration appears in the final report, I don’t see the problem. This report is about the anticipated future effects of global warming, and isn’t a history. Honestly, why NOT use a photo illustration if it fits the graphic design better? It’s an accurate depiction of the effects of global warming. I guess the ‘get off my lawn’ conservatives are boggled by illustrations that LOOK like photographs. Technology, ain’t it awful?

  9. Scott said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:39

    Someone please convince Bobby-O that he can best show his devotion to Bushie and McStupid by flossing with at least four shotguns?

  10. norbizness said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:47

    McW: There’s an even more obvious approach, but it may result in fewer posts.

  11. Left_Wing_Fox said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:51

    Right. This photo fakery proves there is NO SUCH THING AS FLOODING! There has never been a photo taken of a home being flooded. Searching Google for Images of Flood home or flood house will pull up no such images.

  12. Jude said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:52

    Uh, wouldn’t that be a “chah-cole gree-yul”?

    Just sayin’. I’m from Mississippi originally. I know the lingo.

  13. D.N. Nation said,

    August 7, 2008 at 15:58

    You know…during the time of MahCharcoalGrillGate, Owens was living pretty near where my folks live. Despite being far inland, Raleigh gets hit with a nasty hurricane every couple of years or so (they like to crawl up I-40).

    My parents own a grill. Know what they do when the storm’s coming? Wheel the damn thing into the garage. I think I’ll now go back to my original point:

    I’ve noticed that Confederate Wankee is often wrong about things. I should develop some sort of theory on that. something something Kari Byron something something

  14. g said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:03

    OK, I started following some of the links Wankee cites, and reading the comments therein, and all I can say is “Whew!” The number of conspiracy theorists who don’t understand the concept of buying stock photos is staggering. There’s one site where the commenters are debating whether there’s subliminal messages in the swirling waters of the photoshopped flooded house.

    somebody get a butterfly net.

  15. Grand Moff Texan said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:03

    If they put such little work in the images, it you wonder how much effort they put into the science of the report, doesn’t it??

    Right, ’cause they’re the same thing …

    … you dumb cunt.
    .

  16. fardels bear said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:08

    Clearly in the section on future effects, the smarty-pants scientists should have gotten into their time travel pod and gone into the future and taken a picture of the flooded house. That they didn’t proves that CY’s parents never kissed at that high school dance and he therefore doesn’t exist.

  17. g said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:10

    Absolutely, Grand Moff. Don’t you know all climatologists are required to be graphic designers as well? They take that in second year.

  18. monkey knife fight said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:13

    Right, ’cause they’re the same thing …

    Haven’t you heard? Scientists are all Photoshop experts nowadays.

  19. cur said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:13

    Do you think he knows there is difference between science and scientists and the graphic arts and communications department?

    Scientific team discovers Viagra and then produces and directs a commercial where middle aged man can not throw a football through a tire on a rope.

    effing Brain Candy dude.

  20. monkey knife fight said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:13

    Damn you, g! I owe you a Coke.

  21. cur said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:19

    oops, g beat me to it.

    cur

  22. Mr. Wonderful said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:20

    Note the paranoid idiot use of the rhetorical question. Not “this proves global warming science is a hoax,” but, rather, “It (makes) you wonder…doesn’t it?”

    The it-makes-you-wonder trope is kissin’ cousin to the venerable isn’t-it- interesting-that… trope.

    Then again, maybe the poor schmuck just had a deadline to meet.

    A deadline…in his IMAGINATION.

  23. Cangrejero said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:23

    And look at all of those graphs! If this nonsense was real, they would include non-photoshopped photographs of instrument readouts for every single data point!

    Seriously, though, on behalf of sane North Carolinians everywhere, I sincerely apologize for this d-bag.

  24. tufdaawg said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:32

    hey, help me out here. I am having a “discussion” with CY about the stupidity of people that don’t believe in global warming. give me links or data to disprove his “32000 scientists don’t believe in GW”. (I am Fred Jones in his comments.)

  25. g said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:35

    tufdawg, you’re rassling with pigs. It’s not a good idea.

  26. Nuff Ced McGreavey said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:35

    How about, ““32000 scientists also believe in the restorative properties of toe-jam but that doesn’t make me want to start eating it.”

  27. Cangrejero said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:36

    This one is halfway there

  28. tufdaawg said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:38

    “tufdawg, you’re rassling with pigs. It’s not a good idea.”

    I know, but it is fun in a perverted kind of way, and it just pisses me off that people won’t at least even consider the possibility that the earth is warming. (even though, technically, we are in a slight cooling period now.)

  29. tufdaawg said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:39

    i am getting my masters in geosciences and morons like CY, who probably barely even passed science in high school think they have all the answers.

  30. Cangrejero said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:41

    Keep him going, tufdaawg. I’ve got a shot at bingo.

  31. D.N. Nation said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:57

    32000 scientists don’t believe in GW

    I think the oft-used line is…the number of scientists who don’t believe in GW is essentially equivalent to the number of scientists named “Mike” who do.

  32. Simba B said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:57

    tufdaawg—just so you know what you’re up against.

  33. D.N. Nation said,

    August 7, 2008 at 16:58

    And I’d help you over in Wankeeland, but Gomer banned me after I got a little randy with the ReynoldsBot.

  34. McWyrm said,

    August 7, 2008 at 17:00

    i am getting my masters in geosciences and morons like CY…

    I was gonna pick up a minor in Morons…

  35. Marco said,

    August 7, 2008 at 17:23

    Doh, someone’s mad at the photo link because I am an anti-American hatemonger.

    Anti-American hatemongers need love, too.

    (sniffle)

  36. Joe Max said,

    August 7, 2008 at 17:53

    Then I’ll have it tested on Mythbusters…hopefully with the Build Team. Although Adam and Jamie seem like straight up dudes…I mean, Kari is Kari is Kari, you see.

    I met those guys while running sound for their live demo show in Berkeley. Adam’s very personable, seems like he’d be a fun guy to go drinking with. Jamie is more… reserved – the intense, quiet type. Unfortunately, none of their team was with them. Kari… yeah… good looking, whip-smart, nice boots… my kinda woman…

  37. Lafcadio said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:00

    You’d think these guys would be perfectly fine with artists’ renderings equating to proof of something. After all, we went to war with Iraq because Colin Powell showed Congress some drawings of Iraq’s non-existent WMD facilities, didn’t we? And if I recall correctly, Iraq’s entire WMD program consisted of some handwritten notes and sketches on a few sheets of paper. IOKIYAR, I guess.

  38. stringonastick said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:14

    I don’t know, he should be happy about this SN post since in that photo he looks like he actually has a chin, or did you guys do some Photoshoppin’?

  39. Interrobang said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:17

    Too bad the Dunning-Kruger Effect doesn’t have short-term negative impacts on selection in the human species…

  40. OneMadClown said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:21

    So, in Chin/Brain-less World…a small, grill-tossing sized tornado swept his Precious up and away into the neighbors yard, and said grill was damaged such that it needed replacement, apparently in some fashion that isn’t visible in the photograph (I hadn’t realized until this point that charcoal grill technology had advanced so far beyond the “metal bowl that holds coals and a grate” that I was used to. It must have blown the quantum flux capacitor, or perhaps a plasma conduit ruptured.) — but global warming is just silly.

    I think I just had an aneurysm. Do you smell toast? I smell toast.

  41. owlbear1 said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:22

    Meanwhile in another Universe, Bigoted Northerner is explaining that their use of a photograph from the recent Iowa floods just proves they are using a national tragedy to further their political agenda.

  42. bklyn said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:26

    dang, it’s like CY is proud of his ignorance or sumthin!

  43. Dan Someone said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:27

    Hey, when I click the link in Clif’s blockquote that’s supposed to go to the photo, I get a page with a cartoon of the Li’lest Mooslim Bomber — see, it’s funny ‘cuz he has a bomb in his turban — and the following text:

    You know what? I’m mad.

    I hate to disappoint, but the website that just sent you here isn’t on my “nice” list. Believe whatever the heck you want; just don’t come here from that bunch of anti-American hatemongers.

    SnappedShot.com: Hold the hatemongers.

    Now that’s good stuff. Oh, and we’re a “bunch of anti-American hatemongers.” Everyone, update your CV.

  44. wagonjak said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:28

    Tried to go where the link sent me, and apparently SadlyNo! is not on the “nice list” there and anyone trying to go there from here is banned!

    There’s a racist illustration of a terrorist with a bomb coming out of his headgear….with the caption “I’m MAD!”

    The ole perfesser has dissed you guys here at SadlyNo!…must make you very sad and depressed!

  45. wagonjak said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:30

    Sorry, the CF link is good, but the link to the pic in the shaded box is where the banning is happening for some reason…

  46. bklyn said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:31

    32000 scientists don’t believe GW

    Um, so what? scientist is a very broad term to use. kind of like saying my podiatrist doesn’t believe you have a brain tumor.

  47. Djur said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:37

    So “SnappedShot” redirects you to some image calling you a hatemonger, and LGF says “you are a idiot.” Do any other sites block refers based on political disagreement?

  48. owlbear1 said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:41

    “Hold the hatemongers” where?

  49. slippy hussein toad said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:57

    #

    Joe Max said,

    August 7, 2008 at 17:53

    Then I’ll have it tested on Mythbusters…hopefully with the Build Team. Although Adam and Jamie seem like straight up dudes…I mean, Kari is Kari is Kari, you see.

    I met those guys while running sound for their live demo show in Berkeley. Adam’s very personable, seems like he’d be a fun guy to go drinking with. Jamie is more… reserved – the intense, quiet type. Unfortunately, none of their team was with them. Kari… yeah… good looking, whip-smart, nice boots… my kinda woman…

    The build team has been at the Dragon Con convention in Atlanta, GA, for at least the past two Labor Day weekends. I’ve met them, and Kari is a very nice girl.

    #

    wagonjak said,

    August 7, 2008 at 18:28

    Tried to go where the link sent me, and apparently SadlyNo! is not on the “nice list” there and anyone trying to go there from here is banned! conservative bloggers remain the most thin-skinned, infantile jackasses on the planet and can’t handle the idea that their critics can read their own stupidity back to them and mock it on the Internet.

    FIFY

  50. Malfunctioning Charles Johnson Robot, Brought Back In Lieu Of This Whole Redirect thingy said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:01

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  51. Hoosier X said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:01

    “Hold the hatemongers” where?

    Between our legs.

  52. Jake H. said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:09

    I feel it’s important to mention that Kari had her butt scanned FOR SCIENCE.

  53. mike said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:09

    i like how in the comments page confederate dickwad calls those who believe in the global warming consensus “truthers.” trust right-wingers to turn truth into an insult. they seem to already believe liberty is an insult, since they use the word “liberal” as an epithet.

    eh, screw it. i’m in too bad a mood to cope with conservatives today.

  54. Hoosier X said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:11

    I just left this message on the entry about what a bunch of meanies we are at Sadly, No:

    I think it’s cute the way you conservatives get all politically correct – when it suits you.

    I also like the way you ban people who are smarter – and a lot more honest – than you.

    You’re so adorable! And very convincing! How do you do it! Sign me up!

    Let’s see if it’s there more than five minutes.

    Link?

  55. Brian L. said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:21

    Hoosier X,

    Your comment’s going to be there for quite a while, pal. ;)

    Regards,
    B. “David Duke (D-LA)” Ledbetter

  56. Sir Craig said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:29

    Well, I think I hold the record for having a comment yanked from CY’s ratty little site: 45 seconds. Nothing profane, just questioning his integrity (I got my answer on that one, by the way).

  57. Hoosier X said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:30

    You mean my reference to “Five Easy Pieces” was misinterpreted by SnappedShot’s crack misinterpreting team as a gay joke?

    Wow.

    Just wow.

  58. Hoosier X said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:31

    (By the way, Brian L., your link doesn’t work. Look like somebody can’t handle the heat. What if we promise to be politically correct enough to suit you?)

  59. mike said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:33

    hey! they yanked MY post! now it’s personal.

    funny thing is, it just looks like no one reads his site, because he deletes all his posts. because they’re all from people calling him and his 32000 mail-order scientists a bunch of dumbasses.

  60. pedestrian said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:36

    That Charles Johnson Robot IS malfunctioning. It should be “You are a idiot.”

    Good grammar is the swastika of liberal fascism.

  61. mantis said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:37

    It’s reminiscent of the evolution denialists’ claims (of course), such as the old one about peppered-moth evolution in response to industrial pollution and subsequent changes in bird predation. You see, apparently the researcher of the original study staged a couple of photos so you could see both moth forms side by side. Staged photograph = evolution is false! QED (per Moonie crank Jonathan Wells).

    The scary thing is that Wells is a smart guy, and got a PhD in developmental biology from Berkeley for the sole purpose of “debunking” evolution since it doesn’t fit in with Moonie church doctrine. A bit out of Gomer’s league, but same tactics all around.

  62. Sadly, No! » It Stands Athwart History, Yelling Duh1 said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:41

    [...] him Jerry. Race him. « Yokel, 1; Global Warmin’ Perfessers, 0 Low-hanging fruit » [...]

  63. Hoosier X said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:43

    Jonathon Wells is one of the geniuses from Ben Stein’s Expelled.

    He’s not one of the alleged Expelled. He’s one of Stein’s experts.

    I don’t think he accuses evolution proponents of being Nazis, giving him limited usefulness for Stein’s agenda.

  64. mantis said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:47

    Yeah, he’s been with the Discovery Institute (discovering ways to lie about science since 1990!) since the beginning. Being trained in an actual relevant discipline, he does manage to be more sane than many of the other cranks (while lying through his teeth, that is).

  65. D.N. Nation said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:50

    The fact is, apparently Wankee hasn’t banned me…but my “Gary Ruppert” was only up for a few seconds.

  66. pedestrian said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:52

    The scary thing is that Wells is a smart guy, and got a PhD in developmental biology from Berkeley for the sole purpose of “debunking” evolution since it doesn’t fit in with Moonie church doctrine.

    I was part of the fundie education system from kindergarten through eighth grade, and again in college. We were given our choice of the following career tracks, depending on aptitude and what were thought to be the needs of the movement.

    Lawyer
    Teacher
    Academic
    Creationist
    Business Leader
    Pastor
    Youth Worker
    Missionary

    It was like a weird cross between the homosexual agenda and the soviet education system.

  67. g said,

    August 7, 2008 at 19:55

    What? He banned Gary Ruppert?

  68. pedestrian said,

    August 7, 2008 at 20:08

    Has Gary just been DN the whole time?

  69. Bud said,

    August 7, 2008 at 20:35

    “UPDATE: Brian Bedwetter at Snapped Shot, who was the one that got Bob all hee-hawing about Photoshopped floods and the like, doesn’t like us and has blocked our link to his site, a sure sign that he stands behind his work. So after you see his clever little Mohammed carton to which our link has been directed, you can copy and paste this link”

    I am outraged. That is clearly not the real Mohammed wearing a turban-bomb, but merely a drawing of a figure who could, quite frankly, be almost anyone. This kind of disinformation is typical of the conservative community, and PROVES that there is no such thing as Islamic terrorists.

  70. Doctorb said,

    August 7, 2008 at 20:57

    Durr, also those figures showing temperatures in the future are “projections” which is a fancy pants book-larnin word for made up! Durr, why didn’t these so-called scientists just send magic thermometers into the future, duh-huh? I bet these long-haired intellectual bald guys wear shoes an’ everything!

  71. Doctorb said,

    August 7, 2008 at 20:58

    Plus I like to think of S,N! as more of a snark-mongering site. I sometimes feel bad about the whole “let’s mock stupid and/or crazy people” thing, so it’s important to remember that these guys are somehow agenda-setters.

  72. Kathleen said,

    August 7, 2008 at 21:11

    Bud said,
    I am outraged. That is clearly not the real Mohammed wearing a turban-bomb, but merely a drawing of a figure who could, quite frankly, be almost anyone.

    Indeed. If they put such little work in the images, it you wonder how much effort they put into the logic of the post, doesn’t it?

  73. Hoosier X said,

    August 7, 2008 at 21:51

    If they put such little work in the images, it you wonder how much effort they put into the logic of the post, doesn’t it?

    You don’t have to wonder.

    You can just read it.

    Don’t forget Petersen’s Field Guide for Identifying the Logical Fallacies of the American Conservative.

    Go to the Petersen’s Web site for a check list.

  74. Snowwy said,

    August 7, 2008 at 22:37

    *swoon* Kevvie’s over there!

  75. Matt T. said,

    August 7, 2008 at 22:42

    I sometimes feel bad about the whole “let’s mock stupid and/or crazy people” thing, so it’s important to remember that these guys are somehow agenda-setters.

    It’s not just that. They’re agresively stupid. Proud of their ignorance, they’ll cut you if you try to shake up their notions at all. Look at the evolution thing They’re so myopic and petty that they simply cannot stand the idea of someone looking at the world different from the way they do. Look at the abortion thing. They’re so terrified of having to admit they might not know something, they’ll cling to long-disproved nonsense and scream about semantics instead of having to humble themselves before anyone. Look at the Iraq thing.

    Stupid people don’t hurt anybody; assholes do. Owens’ problem ain’t that he’s dumber than a bucket of shit, it’s that he demands the rest of us be that stupid.

  76. Gary Ruppert Number Two said,

    August 7, 2008 at 23:12

    Has Gary just been DN the whole time?

    The fact is, no. Many people have played Gary Ruppert over the years, including myself on numerous occasions. It’s like Hamlet. Everyone takes a stab at the role.

    The fact is, there is a real, genuine Gary Ruppert. And he’s usually easy to spot, but he’s as rare as a Peruvian dumplesmfhsshf.

  77. sagra said,

    August 7, 2008 at 23:54

    Dear wingers. We’re not anti-America. We’re just anti-YOU.

  78. bjacques said,

    August 8, 2008 at 0:53

    Goddammit! I wanna see some *mad science* ! CY and his ilk trash real science with their bullshit, they deserve to be set upon by mad scientists drunk on bathtub Pan-Galactic Gargle Blasters drilling Schloss Confederate Yankee with honking big mean-ass death rays. We’ll drink your fuckin’ milkshake and toast yer grill, ’cause we’re SCIENCE!!!

    I’m pretty skeptical about Dead Anthrax Guy, but I kinda hope he really was a Democrat. We need more Democratic mad scientists, not for killing unlucky bystanders, but for putting the fear of Darwin and Einstein into them. Doktor Sleepless for President!

  79. Smut Clyde said,

    August 8, 2008 at 1:17

    What’s more, mad scientists have better barbecues.

  80. Anonymous said,

    August 8, 2008 at 4:49

    “If you click through Gomer Bile’s links, you’ll discover that his fauxtrage is directed at one photo (out of hundreds illustrations, photographs and graphics …”

    What number or percentage of fake photographs in a government scientific report would be problematic for you?

  81. Righteous Bubba said,

    August 8, 2008 at 4:53

    What number or percentage of fake photographs in a government scientific report would be problematic for you?

    …said Anonymous, the most anonymous of anonymousites.

  82. Doctorb said,

    August 8, 2008 at 5:51

    Actually, I’ve been to a lot of scientific talks, and given a few myself (I am a real doctor, not in climatology, by the way), and it’s pretty common to see stock photos, pictures from advertisements, and pics from sites like The Onion.

    Also placeholder pictures in mockups, but that’s a no-brainer.

  83. owlbear1 said,

    August 8, 2008 at 5:55

    You know Anonymous, its not so much the number of fake pictures in the report but the declaration that all of the science in the report must certainly be garbage because of a SINGLE artist’s rendition.

    Get it?

    Ignorant accusation based on a total inability to distinguish fantasy from reality.

    Some of Shakespeare’s best gags hinge on the concept.

  84. paul said,

    August 8, 2008 at 5:59

    Well played, all. The chawbacons over at the site that thinks Sadly No links have cooties are all worked up. If this is media criticism, no wonder things are as hosed up as they are.

    As I left in a comment over there, have any of them ever created a work for publication that didn’t feature the use of crayons?

  85. Smut Clyde said,

    August 8, 2008 at 6:15

    What number or percentage of fake photographs in a government scientific report would be problematic for you?
    In a draft copy, a 0% level would be problematic to me. It would suggest that the authors were putting more effort into the images than into the science of the report.

  86. Dick head said,

    August 8, 2008 at 10:15

    Who f**kin’ cares. Get over it.

  87. getaclue said,

    August 8, 2008 at 15:04

    These fools are like people standing around in a burning building arguing about who set the fire.

  88. mwb said,

    August 8, 2008 at 17:31

    Well, when the only content in a report that you can approach is the pictures they become serious business.

  89. noen said,

    August 8, 2008 at 21:54

    tufdaawg
    give me links or data to disprove his “32000 scientists don’t believe in GW”.

    How to Talk to a Climate Skeptic

  90. Meghan said,

    August 9, 2008 at 0:20

    It’s not like they’re positing that unicorns exist. Surely even deniers of global warming can accept that floods happen, with or without Photoshop. If this were a scientific paper on the Loch Ness monster, I could see the outrage.

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