Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Especially in New York.
But The New York Times and other news outlets of the same ilk are having a very good time today, serving as agents of the Politically Correct Inquisition.
They have found the best possible way to portray Marco Rubio and all conservatives as dangerous. In essence, this new potent charge against Rubio has a long history in Western Civilization: it is the charge of heresy.
Marco Rubio has expressed doubts about anthropogenic global warming, one of the chief dogmas of the Church of Political Correctness.
As far as the NYT is concerned, Marco Rubio might as well have said that the sun revolves around the earth and that the earth is flat.
Quick, summon the Inquisition! No one who denies the sacred dogma of man-made global warming should escape unscathed.
The anathema pronounced by the NYT cannot be followed with an auto de fe and an execution — at least not for the time being — but it is intended to exclude him completely from the public sphere and especially from the field of serious contenders for the presidency of the United States.
Never mind the fact that there are well-respected scientists who express similar doubts. The NYT does not believe them either. This is a question of faith, not reason, so they quote their favorite experts’ unproven findings in order to make Rubio look like a dangerous heretic.
The New York Times Denounces Marco Rubio as a Heretic
WASHINGTON — Senator Marco Rubio on Sunday said that he was ready to be president, becoming the second potential Republican candidate recently to drop big hints about 2016 as he vies for early attention in a crowded field of maybes.
In a wide-ranging interview on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos” on ABC, Mr. Rubio, of Florida, also disagreed with accepted scientific wisdom that humans were having an effect on what he called the “always evolving” climate. “I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it,” he said. “And I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it, except it will destroy our economy.”
His comments challenged a major scientific report released Tuesday that found the effects of human-induced climate change are being felt in every corner of the United States, from dry regions where water is becoming more scarce to historically wet regions that are seeing increases in torrential rains.
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