Don’t take our word for it — take the word of the world’s leading constitutional scholar, Ann Coulter:
For example, in recent issues of HUMAN EVENTS…
I also read the following quote. “People are the cause of all the problems. We have too many of them. We need to get rid of some of them.” Was this an Islamic terrorist? Jacques Chirac complaining about Paris traffic? No. . . it was a radical environmentalist complaining that the insecticide DDT was actually saving lives.
Liberal coverage — NONE
No liberal coverage? Could it have anything to do that the alleged quote dates back to 1972?
Charles W?rster, a leading environmentalist with the Environmental Defence Fund captured Green thinking succinctly in 1972 when the US Environmental Protection Agency was in the process of banning DDT. When someone pointed out to him that banning DDT would cost lives in poor countries he is reported to have said: “So what? People are the cause of all the problems. We have too many of them. We need to get rid of some of them and this is as good a way as any.”
And that would be us being very generous, since even the wingnuts who keep pushing the claim always describe this as an alleged quote. Some people have, apparently, done more research:
They [House Hearings on the Federal Pesticide Control Act of 1971] did allow Wurster to submit a letter that was included in the transcripts (page 268):
I wish to deny all of the statements of Mr, Yannacone. His remarks about me, attributed to me, and about other trustees of EDF are purely fantasy and bear no resemblance to the truth. It was in part because Mr. Yannacone lost touch with reality that he was dismissed by EDF, and his remarks of May 1970 indicate that his inability to separate fact from fiction has accelerated.
I respectfully request that my denial of any truth to Mr. Yannacone’s remarks be made part of the record of these hearings.
None of the authors who have quoted Wurster’s alleged comments have indicated that he denied making the remarks. No one that I know of has ever produced a transcript or other record of the supposed news conference.
So there you have it — the liberal media won’t give prominent coverage to alleged quotes made in the early 1970s by people you’ve never heard of. Of course, that won’t stop many from arguing that the liberal media is out to get you. When you’re young and in love, it’s hard to resist such a tempting conspiracy of fucksticks. (Or a fucksticracy as we call it around the house.)