Senator Lamar Smith, from Texas, is against anything that might positively influence the issue of climate change, and in favor of anything that keeps CO2 pumping into the atmosphere.
Thus, he is a climate denier favorite. And this tactic shows why.
Rep. Lamar Smith cites fake news in fight against climate science
Here are a couple of illuminating excerpts:
"The Mail on Sunday was forced to publish an “adverse adjudication” on Sept. 17 admitting that a story by its reporter, David Rose, had breached the Editors’ Code of Practice of the UK Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). The organization was established and is funded by a group of British newspapers, including The Mail on Sunday and its stablemate, the Daily Mail."
"Most reputable media were skeptical of Rose’s false claims when they were published in February. However, a few outlets, such as The Times in the U.K. and Fox News, were fooled and erroneously reported the story without checking its veracity.
In addition, Science Committee Chairman Smith, was taken in by Rose’s article and cited it in a letter he wrote in February to the Acting Administrator of NOAA, Mr Benjamin Friedman."
The article goes on to suggest that Senator Smith should apologize to Friedman. Fat chance of that happening, I think. Smith does not impress me as someone that practices propriety.