As many of you know, this is the world’s most read website about climate – by both sides. As a result, my email is like a firehose. I get a lot of legitimate email, but I also get a lot of abuse from people that think I’m not allowed to have a different opinion on all things climate; some people think I shouldn’t even be allowed to have a website or a voice. You know who you are, since WUWT is read equally by both sides daily.
Typically though, I just delete hate mail like this. Today, given a few other elements that made me laugh, and since this person is obviously ignorant, misinformed, and filled with hate, I’ve decided to publish it. It’s not like the person wasn’t warned, our WUWT contact page has this statement:
Contacts made under this form (especially hate mail and threats) are considered to be fair game for publishing, just like the “submit story” form.
So, here it is in full, with a small redaction in the email address to prevent automatic spambot harvesting. Thanks to Steve Jones for kicking off this new feature.
Name: Steve Jones
Email: sjones956 “at” yahoo.com
Message: Koch brother shills like you should be ashamed of themselves for spewing such anti-science garbage for the goal of deceiving the public about global warming. Sickening…
Time: May 12, 2015 at 8:35 am
IP Address: 18.104.22.168
Contact Form URL: http://wattsupwiththat.com/about-wuwt/contact-2/
Sent by an unverified visitor to your site.
For the record, I’ve never gotten a dime from the Koch Brothers, and never even had an email, telephone, or face-to-face conversation with them. I doubt they even know of my existence. I find this fascination the left has with the Koch Brothers a revealing window into their psyche.
But, that fact that I’m not now, nor ever have been on the take on in employ of Koch (or anyone else for that matter) doesn’t seem to stop the irrational hatred we see on display. Even supposedly educated people like Dr. Michael Mann falls victim to Koch Derangement Syndrome, such as when I sent him a free Josh calendar at Christmas, paid for by my own credit card:
This isn’t an isolated incident in Dr. Mann’s delusional missives:
I find it all highly amusing, because they can’t envision that I’m able to run WUWT simply on my own merits, without having some sort of daily backing or being in the employ of somebody, somebody with an agenda. They can’t imagine that I’ve been able to succeed by sheer will and persistence, along with the help of guest authors, and millions of readers. No, they can’t imagine that, because for them, it’s the ultimate projection.
So the best medicine for such things is to laugh at them, and that’s what I plan to do. Perhaps I’ll gather up each week’s hate mail and make a weekly feature of it.
As my friend Barry Woods said today, we seem to have reached “peak climate”, hence the increase in irrational wailing: