mark hertsgaard

Independent Journalist & Author


Cimate Cranks Gin Up the Right Wing Noise Machine

Many of you may have seen the ‘controversy’ that was kicked up last week when I interviewed Senator Jim Inhofe, the head of the climate cranks on Capitol Hill. I was repeatedly attacked by the right wing noise machine. They refused to engage on the science (on which they know they have no standing) and instead attacked the tactics I sought to confront him.

This is the oldest trick in the book: when you don’t have the facts on your side– attack the messenger, the tactics, anything to distract from what is actually important.

You can read my full piece here: Climate Cranks Gin Up the Right Wing Noise Machine

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Independent journalist Mark Hertsgaard is the author of seven books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden; HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth; and A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles. He has reported from twenty-five countries about politics, culture and the environment for leading outlets, including The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Time, Mother Jones, NPR, the BBC and The Nation, where is the environment correspondent. He lives in San Francisco.