September 10, 2019

WHEN AL ROKER BECAME GEORGE ORWELL:

Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump's Dorian Tweets, Sources Say (Christopher Flavelle, Lisa Friedman and Peter Baker, Sept. 9, 2019, NY Times)

Craig N. McLean, NOAA's acting chief scientist, sent an email to staff members Monday notifying the agency that he was looking into "potential violations" in the agency's decision to ultimately back Mr. Trump's statements rather than those of its own scientists. He called the agency's action "a danger to public health and safety."

Also on Monday, the National Weather Service director, Louis W. Uccellini, prompted a standing ovation at a weather industry conference in Huntsville, Ala., when he praised the work of the Birmingham office, asked them to stand and said staff members had acted "with one thing in mind, public safety" when they contradicted Mr. Trump's claim that Alabama was at risk.

Only in Donald's America can being a weatherman require speaking truth to power....
Posted by at September 10, 2019 12:00 AM

  

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