Sen. Jim Inhofe Refers To Global Warming Activists as ‘Third Reich’

July 25th, 2006 10:26 AM

Those who are familiar with Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) know he is a straight shooter who speaks his mind, and that he has been a strong antagonist to the theory of global warming. Well, over the weekend, he was interviewed by Tulsa World, and Inhofe was once again attacking those that are unduly spreading alarm regarding this matter: “The Oklahoma Republican and chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee concedes that those on the other side of the global warming debate have dominated the air waves lately, but he remains confident that his side will be proved right in the end. Indeed, Inhofe insists that he feels even stronger about taking on what he sees as the current hysteria about global warming than he did several years ago when he first uttered that now-famous hoax statement.”

For those unfamiliar, Inhofe made a speech on the floor of the Senate back in 2003 declaring global warming as the “greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.” He clearly hasn’t changed that view:‘It kind of reminds . . . I could use the Third Reich, the big lie,’ Inhofe said. ‘You say something over and over and over and over again, and people will believe it, and that's their strategy.’"

The article continued: “He blames the media for handing over an unfair amount of air time and coverage to the side that pushes the claim that links man to climate change. ‘I have asked several of them,’ Inhofe said: 'Name one time when an hour has been given to the other side of the issue.'"

Media present the other side of an issue? That’s as likely as DNC chairman Howard Dean not saying something bad about President Bush during an interview.