Guardian help track down “Climategate” whistleblower – what a bunch of cnuts!!

This really pisses me off. The Guardian were pro-whistleblowing when it came to Wikileaks – probably because the Guardian found those leaks ethically sound. But when the whistleblowing/leaking is in aid of a cause not close to the newspaper’s heart – like the leaked emails at the University of East Anglia that seemingly expose evidence-tampering by scientists who believe in man-made climate change – suddenly the Guardian wants to assemble a posse or lynchmob to track down the whistleblower and deliver him to Scotland Yard.

I’ve been a Guardian reader for 20 years, and usually I find its campaigns to be defensible even if I don’t particularly believe in them. But this whistleblower/leak/”hacker” hunt leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

Get your act together, Guardian… or you’ll lose another once-loyal reader.

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One Response to Guardian help track down “Climategate” whistleblower – what a bunch of cnuts!!

  1. palantir says:

    Damn right – the stink of hypocrisy is getting right up my nose; I remember Mordecai Vannunu, Clive Ponting, and some chick who revelaed the deployment of nuclear Cruise missiles in the U.K. all being hailed as heroes by the Guardian/left.

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