As I have documented (here, here and here) previously, during – and after – IPCC-nik, Andrew <we are the vote> Weaver’s campaign as a Green party candidate for election to the British Columbia provincial legislature, Canada’s taxpayer funded national broadcaster, the CBC, has been one of his greatest cheerleaders.
Their “reporters” repeatedly made the false claim that deep-green-heart-on-sleeve Weaver is a Nobel award-winning scientist. He is also very much an alarmist-activist who cannot by any stretch of the imagination (or the English language) be considered to possess the “objectivity” required of an IPCC Lead Author.
On April 25, 2013 Weaver was among the first of many who “endorsed” the over-the-top alarmism cobbled together by the grandiosely named “Millennium Alliance for Humanity & the Biosphere” (MAHB), as noted in my post, a few days ago. Whether or not Weaver and/or any of his co-endorsers had actually read the text of this “Statement” is an open question.
The endorsements of the first 16 signatories were dated April 23; three more signed on April 24, and Weaver and his fellow non-Nobel award winning climate modeller, Michael Mann, were among the 54 whose “endorsements” are dated April 25.
Strangely, Weaver – many of whose mundane tweets since October 2012 – might have been better left on the cutting-room floor – did not choose to let his “approved” followers and groupies know about this endorsement. Oh, well, perhaps he was too busy basking in the afterglow of his April 24 performance for CBC’s The National:
But I digress … back to the CBC’s myth-making endeavours in support of BC’s Mr. GreenDreams, aka Andrew Weaver.
Not content with having featured him in such a glowing light during the election campaign, following the election on May 14, the powers that be at the CBC (for reasons perhaps best known only to themselves) decided to send Jian Ghomeshi – whose radio program Q is heard every weekday morning – on a “special” (i.e. for all intents and purposes, previously unannounced) mission to Victoria on May 22. To the surprise of all, Andrew Weaver was among the featured interviewees on this program, broadcast on May 24 – and if the audience applause is anything to go by, it sounds like it was very well-stacked with Weaver groupies.
If one were feeling charitable, one might forgive Weaver for the CBC’s previous repeated false assertion to the effect that Weaver is a “Nobel award winning scientist”. However, there is absolutely no excuse for his failure to correct Ghomeshi’s recitation of this laurel on which Weaver knows he has no right to rest – even if Ghomeshi’s research is so shoddy that he does not.
But don’t take my word for this, you can hear it for yourself. Ghomeshi’s intro of the Weaver segment begins at 0:12:37