Monday, December 14, 2009

Priceless: UN incompetence results in alarmist Seth Borenstein freezing outside for over 7 hours

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Seth's toes are finally warm. In his security photo he is grinning like a child -- and with reason. He's finally in.

"You have no idea how important water and a bathroom is until you don't have it," he said after waiting 7 hours and 20 minutes to enter the Copenhagen climate talks.

With U.N. security letting in only those cleared last week, hundreds of accredited delegates, journalists and NGO representatives were left to stand for hours in near-freezing temperatures before being let through. "It was crazy," AP's Seth Borenstein said. "You couldn't leave the line. You couldn't go to the bathroom, you couldn't eat. Then snowflakes started falling. One woman even said, 'if lightning strikes me, would they take me out of line?'"

People started handing out food -- one gave out tangerines, another croissants. A man screamed "I don't need food. I need socks! I'm freezing my ass off out here." At one point, a U.N. official announced the wait would be longer, prompting the crowd to boo and chant "Let Us In!"
Seth himself stepped into the line at 7:55 a.m. and was through at 3:15 p.m., but only after another AP reporter, John Heilprin, "saved my bacon" by persuading a U.N. security guard to go out and fetch him. "John was afraid to go out himself in case they wouldn't let him back in ... the first thing I did when I saw him was give him a big hug. I have never been so grateful to be indoors." Seth's neighbors in line? "Oh they're still out there."
UPDATE: At 5 p.m., U.N. officials told everyone still in line that accreditation would close at 6 p.m. and so they should leave until Tuesday morning. Police started pulling people out of the crowd, which shouted back "Shame on the U.N.!" The U.N. then apologized for the inconvenience -- a gesture met with more booing and chanting.


Anonymous said...

did wind turbines generate all the energy to heat the conference, or was it fossil fueled? did they take cold showers in their hotel room to "save the earth" from warming?

this is breaking all records in terms of hypocrisy

Anonymous said...

I'm truly happy that Seth froze his tiny stones off.That weazel has a lot to answer for. It's down to good ol' Seth that the Associated Press made this absurd statement:

“E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don’t support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press.”
By Seth Borenstein, Raphael Satter and Malcolm Ritter, Dec 12, 2009

But thanks to the keen eyes at Internet climate blog, WUWT we see all is not as it seems….

This is because Seth Borenstein, the guy in charge of the AP investigation, is none other than the same Seth Borenstein who is good mates with the dodgy hockey team of climatologists at the University of East Anglia’s CRU who have been implicated in defrauding publicly-paid for climate data.

Here is how what Seth Borenstein had to say to his crooked buddies in one of the leaked emails:

On Jul 23, 2009, at 11:54 AM, Borenstein, Seth wrote:
Kevin, Gavin, Mike,
It’s Seth again. Attached is a paper in JGR today that
Marc Morano is hyping wildly. It’s in a legit journal. Whatchya think?
Seth Borenstein
Associated Press Science Writer
The Associated Press, 1100 13th St. NW, Suite 700,
Washington, DC

Seth makes no bones about his zealous loyalty to the green cause. Other journalists say he is well known for it. As such AP is clearly allowing itself to become a propaganda mouthpiece for Ecofascism.

This is nothing short of a public scandal and it’s time for pressure to be put on the government to end this outright conspiracy perpetrated on every tax-paying member of the public. Borenstein has clearly breached the code of conduct for journalists. How can the public trust such an “exhaustive inquiry” when he is part of the whole cover up?

(John O'Sullivan)

Anonymous said...

Hey Seth, why didn't you just say you are friends with Mike, Gavin, Keith and all your other email buddies who tell you what to say or are you reporting you are being thrown under a bus also? Eat snow warmie!

Anonymous said...

maybe in the interest of fairness they should open all the windows and turn off the heating at the copenhagen conference as gore and hansen did in washington to get there point across

Anonymous said...

It is all fun and games until the lies start to be exposed.

A house of cards built by rent seekers.

Anonymous said...

UK Tele: Gerald Warner: Climategate: the ailing 'mainstream' media are committing suicide by ignoring the scoop of the century

XtnYoda said...

Priceless indeed... too much fun... yet delightful!

Posted it.


Anonymous said...

We have very cold weather right now in the UK. I expect this is due to global warming.