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Bin Laden and Anthony Watts

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorOct 3, 2010 2:04 AM

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There, what did you make of that headline? What's entering your mind? Now head over to this post by Watts, and tell me what you think he's up to. Well, one reader caught on pretty quick:

Good on you Anthony, we need to get a link going in peoples minds between Bin Laden and the likes of Romm and McKibben.

In an inline reply, Watts professes no such insinuation:

It is not my intent to compare them, I only want to point out that like with the 10:10 fiasco, AGW proponents that don't want this sort of bad publicity, should distance themselves. I'm going to add that to the body of the story so it is clear.

I've said this before, I'll say it again: Watts and Romm are two sides of the same coin. They both like to play the guilt by association card. UPDATE:

True to form, Romm plays his card here with an update:

Memo to Watts: You know your smear-fest has hit a new low when one of your own "˜tribal' members, Keith Kloor, calls you out.

That's so precious. That Romm considers me a member of the WUWT tribe should be a revelation to my friends and colleagues. UPDATE 2: I see that Romm changed the text containing his reference to me, and that he's at least letting the reader know. That didn't happen the first time around when we tangled last year, so it's nice to see he's showing improvement in some areas.

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