The attached video should serve as a Master Class for elected officials who will inevitably be confronted by people with opposing opinions.
Last Tuesday, Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe was approached by a gentleman claiming to be from Politico and wanting to ask some questions about the topic of Global Warming and Climate Change. It should be noted here that the man doing the ambushing is Mark Hertsgaard, an activist/writer who does not work for or represent Politico.
The Senator is cordial, even when it is obvious that an agenda is present. Delivering facts and stating the generally accepted reality about the topic of global warming and climate change, Inhofe is a fine example of how an elected office should act when confronted. Even when faced with the shameless use of young people as human shields in the logic war, Inhofe scores with a fact-filled bullseye.
Perhaps more disturbing is how Mr. Hertsgaard took the raw, unedited interview seen above, cut it, changed the sequence and delivered it to meet his predetermined needs. A few facts about the manipulated story;
What was a 5:00 interview has been cut down to just over one minute.
Mr. Hertsgaard removed his lie about representing Politico.
Senator Inhofe's answer to the young woman's question has been completely removed.
Hertsgaard's internet-posted story also includes the questionable use of a trademarked slogan from Fox News, "We Report, You Decide."
Additionally, we have learned that Politico has asked Mark Hertsgaard to stop identifying himself as their representative. A recent email from one Politico editor to the DailyCaller stated;
“Mr. Hertsgaard is not a POLITICO reporter or employee and we have asked him not to portray himself as one”
Mr. Hertsgaard's confusion concerning his employment raises a valid question from anyone coming in contact with him, "If you are lying to people about where you work, how are we to believe anything else that comes out of your mouth?"