Thursday, September 22, 2011

Gore Telethon Brings in 8.6 Million [Correction: 17,000] Viewers

There seems to be a slight discrepancy between the numbers claimed by the "inventor of the Internet" for "24 Hours Of ManBearPig" and another estimate by "Charles the Moderator."

The figures refer to the number of "views" for Gore's special "24 Hours Of ManBearPig" which this column helped celebrate the other day. Gore claims that as many as 8.6 million flocked to his thrilling festival of climate fear; but a nasty cruel man called Charles the Moderator at Watts Up With That? has "done the math" and reckons the figure is probably more like 17,000. And that, he believes, is a generous estimate. (H/T John from CA).

So whom are we to trust? An evil climate denying website run by evil climate deniers? Or a loving family man who has selflessly made it his mission to travel the world acquiring as large a carbon footprint as possible in order to spread the word that we should all drastically reduce our carbon footprints?

Read the rest of the story at The Telegraph (U.K.).

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