November 2, 2006

WE'RE MUZZLED, THEY SHRIEKED (via David Hill, The Bronx):

Scientists Say White House Muzzled Them (JOHN HEILPRIN, Nov. 2, 2006, Associated Press)

Two federal agencies are investigating whether the Bush administration tried to block government scientists from speaking freely about global warming and censor their research, a senator said Wednesday.

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-N.J., said he was informed that the inspectors general for the Commerce Department and NASA had begun "coordinated, sweeping investigations of the Bush administration's censorship and suppression" of federal research into global warming. [...]

He said the investigations "will uncover internal documents and agency correspondence that may expose widespread misconduct." He added, "Taxpayers do not fund scientific research so the Bush White House can alter it."

Government scientists are employees of the executive branch and they're paid to do what they're told.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 2, 2006 9:34 PM
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