Ok...that's not really news. I mean, we all knew that when Barnes suggested W should bomb Iran the day before he left office.
Ever the one to push the envelope, Barnes has sunk to new lows. In attacking President Obama's efforts to pass the stimulus bill, Barnes tried out an absurd analogy of comparing Obama-stimulus, to Al Gore-global warming.
The more the case for man-made warming falls apart, the more hysterical Gore
gets about an imminent catastrophe.
What? Since when did the case for man-made warming start falling apart? We had not heard that. Neither had TPMMuckraker. So they called to ask Mr. Barnes for some enlightenment:
At first, he cited the fact that it's been cold lately.
Perhaps sensing this was less than convincing, Barnes then asserted
that there had been a "cooling spell" in recent years. "Haven't you noticed?" he
Asked for firmer evidence of such cooling, Barnes demurred, telling
TPMmuckraker he was too busy to track it down.
We pressed Barnes again: surely he could tell us where he had found
this vital new information, which could upend the current debate over how to
address global warming.
In response, Barnes said only that he knew where he had found it, but
would not tell us, apparently as a matter of principle. "I'm not going to do
your research for you," he eventually said, before hurriedly ending the
There you go folks. The case against global warming is falling apart, because Fred Barnes feels warm. Maybe Fred is just having hot flashes...