Back in March James Cameron said, “I want to call those deniers out into the street at high noon and shoot it out with those boneheads."
This put into motion the debate-that-was-not, starting with Cameron calling Ann McElhinney, Marc Marono, and Andrew Breitbart requesting a debate at the AREDAY summit.
But as soon as they accepted, Cameron started backtracking. His list of demands for the debate can only be described as diva behavior, changing by the hour and becoming more restrictive every time. Ban cameras, ban audio, ban the media, ban the public
We met every unreasonable demand. Yet, when it finally came time to sit down and discuss Global Warming the outspoken environmentalist turned tail and ran, canceling while one of the debaters, Marc Marono, was in flight. "The whole house of cards is falling! Well done, Jimmy! I'm beginning to doubt the existence of the Titanic," mocked Dennis Miller
Canceling the debate didn't stop Cameron from trash-talking skeptics at AREDAY. "James Cameron quickly went for the oft-traversed intellectual low road of ad hominem attacks, recently attacking skeptics of global warming as those of piggish DNA," said Tim Daniel
of The Daily Caller.
Jim Treacher, also from the Daily Caller, made sure to note the sheer insanity of the situation, and in terms the wannabe gunslinger would understand. "You shoulda seen the looks on them fact-rustlers’ faces when ol’ Killer Cameron bravely refused ta face ‘em. Then he called ‘em names behind their backs! Go ahead, say he’s yeller all ya want — cuz, well, that’s what he is — but he’s the one wearin’ the white hat, if’n ya really don’t think about it." -
After the name calling, Cameron screened a documentary, casting himself as the hero against an evil Brazilian electricity company "before jet-setting back to that carbon credit trader’s wet dream
he calls a home" as Red State's Caleb Howe
so aptly put it.
This turned out to be just the beginning of the circus. Hot Air
was ahead of the curve, predicting the excuses Cameron's camp would pitch to the public, predicting Cameron would go with not wanting to "legitimatize skeptics."
Turns out Hot Air's expectations were too high and that Cameron's excuses boiled down to arrogance.
"Cameron is now claiming he canceled the climate debate at the last minute because I am not worthy to debate him. Cameron claims I have not achieved a 'stature in our society' that is 'similar to his.' Looks like I may have a long wait to rise to Cameron's level of environmental consciousness!" said Mark Marono, Climate Depot.
But you know what, we've become familiar with climate alarmists refusing to debate or answer questions. As Marono noted, "Cameron was given the standard Al Gore talking points
, and he was repeating them..." It's too bad that Cameron is also taking cues from Gore's attitude toward hard questions.
We know we haven't heard the last of this story. Stay tuned, for the next installment in the Cameron No-Show.