Doesn't sit right with me. Yes, she could have handled it better or answered the questions instead of sticking to the contemptuous giggling but it's obvious the questions weren't asked in good faith, with the first one angling for the hypocrisy accusation over her 'carbon footprint' for travelling to davos. Dore makes some reasonable points about the necessity to speak to the other side and convince them, but he doesn't make any effort to find out if she has in fact addressed these points (Stef at one point comes on to say that she doesn't fly to these meetings) and is content to let this interview be the only thing that represents her. A smear, in other words. Maybe she was having a bad day? Maybe she was fed up of getting the same questions she's had 100x before? Fine, she's a woman now as Dore says, and has an influential position in the world and shouldn't be insulated from challenges. But at least try to present her side of the story.
I can't help thinking that JD is going to segue from covid skepticism (much of it legitimate in my view) into climate change skepticism, just cos WEF bad. I've seen him mention a couple times already how finding out all the lies in the covid narrative has made him start to wonder if they've been lying about climate change too. Shows the danger of mixing science with authoritarianism. Now lots of people don't trust anything the experts say (rightly so in many cases, and even as a default stance as long as you remain rational and open to persuasion from the evidence, and with due respect shown to people who have studied a subject in depth for a long time). But just because the rich and powerful were manipulating covid towards their own ends, doesn't mean there wasn't a pandemic, and it's the same with climate change, except with far worse consequences.
The tribe falls apart when the shaman is shown to be powerless before a new threat...
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