UPDATED: Fairfax censors Vaclav Klaus article criticising Gore

UPDATE: Clearly some editor at Fairfax didn’t particularly like the fact that this article criticised the mighty Goracle, because, as pointed out by reader Magnus in the comments section, the link now redirects to an alarmist article:

“about the large threat of global warming, Al Gore’s point of views, Obama’s politics and the Danish prime minister who says we must cut CO2 emissions 80 percent by 2050.”

There is no trace of the original article on either WA Today or Brisbane Times websites. Sounds like censorship to me. You can still see the original article in the Google cache here.

UPDATE 2: “D” Word Alert: WA Today has re-issued the article in shortened form under the slightly less objective headline:

Czech president is climate change denier.

Here’s the original post:

It’s like a breath of fresh air. Compare and contrast the fawning over the Goracle at the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing earlier this week with the home truths dished out by Vaclav Klaus:

“I’m very sorry that some people like Al Gore are not ready to listen to the competing theories. I do listen to them.

Environmentalism and the global warming alarmism is challenging our freedom. Al Gore is an important person in this movement.”

Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, he said he was more worried about the reaction to the perceived dangers than the consequences.

I’m afraid that the current crisis will be misused for radically constraining the functioning of the markets and market economy all around the world,” he said.

“I’m more afraid of the consequences of the crisis than the crisis itself.”

And you can see how the original Brisbane Times link redirects by clicking here.


  1. (I guess Leftist) Anti-free speech journalists on Brisbane Times and thewest.au.com has removed the article about Vaclav Klaus and redirects the URL to an article about the large threat och Global Warming, Al Gores point of views, Obamas politics and the danish prime minister who say we must cut CO2 emissions 80 percent by 2050.I google one can still find the “Czech president slams Gore over climate” headline in Brisbane Times and thewest.au.com (I’ve saved this as screen dumps) but the articles are removed from the archive in the publications.Do we really live in times with free speech?!?

  2. Btw, Breitbart got the Klaus-article.

  3. I’ve noticed this before. Fairfax run a breaking news feed from various sources which includes a grab bag of -sometimes- articles that don’t fit their agenda. You can read it when it first appears but then they “tidy it up” when it comes to their attention. Or, even better, they erase it and 6 months later include a refutation of it in another article.One of my favourites was “Anomaly of Troposhere Not Warming Solved”. About the tricked up figures Hansen used to rewrite the temperature figures in the troposhere.Oddly they had never previously mentioned that the lack of warming there blew a huge hole in all the computer models…Odd that.

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