Interview: James Delingpole on The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism

 

Since there’s no Ricochet podcast this week, if you missed my interview with Ricochet’s own James Delingpole at PJ Media, perhaps it will make up for the loss, slightly. (And given that it’s Earth Hour or Earth Day, or Earth Week, or some other pagan eco-holiday this week, it’s worth pointing out that my interview with James is much more ecologically friendly than most Ricochet podcasts, as no Blue Yetis were harmed in the making of this podcast.)

As James mentioned during our interview, “I’m not a scientist and actually given what I’ve seen of scientists in my experiences following the global warming scam, I’m glad I’m not a scientist because a lot of these guys are basically shysters and crooks. They’re not some kind of white-coated elite with a special hotline to the truth. In fact, they’re just ordinary guys and girls trying to earn a living like the rest of us but slightly more dodgily than the rest of us in the one or two egregious cases.” And that’s one of the kinder things that the author of The Little Green Book of Eco-Fascism:  The Left’s Plan to Frighten Your Kids, Drive Up Energy Costs, and Hike Your Taxes has to say on the subject. He’ll also discuss:

  • If Mark Steyn loses his lawsuit to Michael Mann, who gets the top bunk in their cell at the Global Warming Stalag, James or Mark?
  • The concept of the “Friendly Lawsuit,” and how it helps to explain that the left is nothing but Potemkin Villages, all the way down.
  • Prying open “The Drawbridge Effect” to see what’s inside Al Gore’s and Thomas Friedman’s mansions.
  • How can the media alternately tell us the world is coming to an end in five years if we don’t radically change our lifestyles, then cheerfully promote high-carbon footprint pro sports, such as the NFL and NASCAR?
  • What’s the background behind the big “Climategate” scandal of 2009, and where does it stand today?
  • How James both discovered American politics while living in England and joined the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy.

And much more! Click here to listen.

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  1. user_5186 Inactive
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    @LarryKoler

    Thank you, Ed! I’ve been enjoying Mr. D lately — maybe even more than usual. I don’t know why but it’s so refreshing to hear his views and the way he expresses them. He’s unique and we are all lucky to have him. I’m glad he’s with Breitbart, too — that’s definitely a good fit.
    (Do you have a podcast link for regular podcasts programs? Or just iTunes? Or no podcasts?
    For now I will just have to copy the talk onto my Zune and listen to it as an mp3 file.)

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  2. ed@eddriscoll.com Contributor
    ed@eddriscoll.com
    @EdDriscoll

    Hi Larry,

    Glad you liked it — you can find all of my podcasts here:

    http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/category/podcasts/

    And boatloads of author-related interviews from a variety of PJM folks going back to 2006 here:

    http://tinyurl.com/pjtvbookclub

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  3. MLH Inactive
    MLH
    @MLH

    Larry,
    How do you copy such files to your Zune? I have a  Sony mp3 player and can load files from itunes or my windows media player.

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  4. user_5186 Inactive
    user_5186
    @LarryKoler

    MLH:

    Larry, How do you copy such files to your Zune? I have a Sony mp3 player and can load files from itunes or my windows media player.

     Well, in my Zune I just copy the mp3 file to my music folder and the Zune software on my PC syncs it to my Zune the next time I connect it to my computer.
    So, your mp3 player must have some software associated with it or if you can use itunes or wmp then that should work. The key thing is that you have a folder that is used for syncing or that you have a folder on your player into which you can drop files.

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  5. user_5186 Inactive
    user_5186
    @LarryKoler

    Ed Driscoll:

    Hi Larry,

    Glad you liked it — you can find all of my podcasts here:

    http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/category/podcasts/

    And boatloads of author-related interviews from a variety of PJM folks going back to 2006 here:

    http://tinyurl.com/pjtvbookclub

     I am using the term podcast to refer to an RSS feed or xml file for a feed that I can subscribe to in my podcasting program. Do you have such a thing? It looks like you have the iTunes feed but this won’t work with other mp3 software.
    I find it interesting that the term has come to mean any mp3 file on the internet that can be downloaded. The genius of the software that supports the players (iPod, Zune, etc.) is that the file downloading and syncing operation are done in the same software. The way your system is setup (except for itunes) I have to right-click on each mp3 link and download it to my computer and then manually move it to the folder that will sync with my player.

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  6. MLH Inactive
    MLH
    @MLH

    Larry Koler:

    MLH:

    Larry, How do you copy such files to your Zune? I have a Sony mp3 player and can load files from itunes or my windows media player.

    Well, in my Zune I just copy the mp3 file to my music folder and the Zune software on my PC syncs it to my Zune the next time I connect it to my computer. So, your mp3 player must have some software associated with it or if you can use itunes or wmp then that should work. The key thing is that you have a folder that is used for syncing or that you have a folder on your player into which you can drop files.

     Thanks, Larry. Turns out I only have to open the feed and then click “save as” and drag to transfer wizard icon. 

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  7. Tennessee Patriot Member
    Tennessee Patriot
    @TennesseePatriot

    Ed:
    I have sent messages to PJM and maybe I can get your attention here. PLEASE offer your PJM interviews as podcasts and make them available on iTunes like they do here on Ricochet. I used to listen to Instapundit’s podcasts all the time before he went to PJM and would love to hear Bill Whittle and everyone else, but it is a pain in the rear to get your audio on my phone or ipod and I do  not have time to sit in front of a screen to watch a video. Listening is done while driving, working out or working in the yard. Please, please, please!

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  8. user_5186 Inactive
    user_5186
    @LarryKoler

    Tennessee Patriot:

    Ed: I have sent messages to PJM and maybe I can get your attention here. PLEASE offer your PJM interviews as podcasts and make them available on iTunes like they do here on Ricochet. I used to listen to Instapundit’s podcasts all the time before he went to PJM and would love to hear Bill Whittle and everyone else, but it is a pain in the rear to get your audio on my phone or ipod and I do not have time to sit in front of a screen to watch a video. Listening is done while driving, working out or working in the yard. Please, please, please!

     I think that Ed’s page does handle iTunes. if you look at the top of the page you can see a little Apple icon. Click that and it will take you to iTunes site and I think you can subscribe there.

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