Climate spin: Behind-the-scenes emails show profs evading questions
Fox News reports on emails CEI found in their FOIA lawsuit against George Mason University professors that reveals their petition to the government to prosecute climate change skeptics.
“They were running a well-used page in their playbook … get the legacy media to play defense for them,” Chris Horner, who forced the public release of the emails by filing a “Freedom of Information Act” request, told FoxNews.com.
The Freedom of Information Act allows citizens to demand to see the official correspondence of government employees (George Mason University is public.) Horner works at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a think tank that is skeptical that global warming is a serious problem.
Horner says he feel vindicated by the release of the emails, because George Mason University officials initially told him that there were “no records” of the professors discussing RICO prosecution in their official capacity.
Chris Horner says he is glad the emails are now public and says he sued for their release “to educate the public how taxpayer resources were used” to push for the censorship of climate change skeptics.
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