Assh*le Gate


A professor who is accusing global warming skeptics of engaging in tabloid-style character assassination of scientists, called an American climate skeptic “an assh*le” on the December 4, 2009 live broadcast of BBC’s Newsnight program.  “What an assh*le!” declared Professor Watson at the end of the contentious debate with Climate Depot’s executive editor Marc Morano. A clearly agitated Watson had earlier shouted to Morano “will you shut up.” Video of BBC “Asshole” clip is here.

Full one-on-one BBC debate segment between Prof. Watson and Climate Depot’s Morano is in two parts here.  The remark was broadcast live on BBC and prompted an on-air apology to viewers from the BBC later in the program for the offensive language.  Watson (Email: professor at the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, which was the source of the disclosed files. Watson’s emails appear in the hacked Climategate files.

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2 Responses to Assh*le Gate

  1. Rob N. Hood December 11, 2009 at 4:48 pm #

    The guy just called a spade a spade that’s all. Not nice, but understandable.

  2. paul wenum December 11, 2009 at 11:44 pm #

    I think he is what he called the other guy, an “A……, whatever. Don’t like the word.

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