This concerns the NASA 50 affair. Same old fake-experts propaganda shit the deniers are so fond of pushing to trick the public.
What's amusing this time is that the recipient of the letter has slapped them down. Climate deniers like P Gosselin at the ironically named "NoTricksZone" thrive off deniers being treated with respect. It gives them an undeserved aura of importance and respectability, so they really hate being slapped down . What they probably wanted was no reply so they could play the victim and claim they were being ignored. Or second best an official polite response they could cite saying "see they took the complaint seriously!".
But what they got instead was the slap down. Here's the money shot of Abdalati's response: "“If the authors of this letter disagree with specific scientific conclusions made public by NASA scientists, we encourage them to join the debate in the scientific literature or public forums rather than restrict any discourse,”"
See he's just exposed the letter for what it is - an attempt to censor scientists and he's even snidely pointed out that the authors are avoiding true debate. So predictably neither Watts nor P Gosselin can stand this response.
Rather than backing down Gosselin hilariously try to twist Abdalati's response into a new scandal for their yapping audience. Gosselin in particular goes to town with oddly distasteful hyperbole stating:
Sheesh – no wonder the Challenger blew up! Have they not learned anything?
"Abdalati’s handling of this matter is a scandal, and is on par with a CEO ignoring a letter from 50 women managers bringing up sexual harassment issues."
Talk about TRYING to hard to whip up a scandal. If there's two things climate deniers love doing it's a) playing the victim and b) whipping up a fake scandal.
And you know the best bit about this? They've already failed. This hot denial meme is now totally dead.