Busted Tim Flannery!

Yesterday, the paleontologist the Gillard government pays $180K per year for three days a week work as Climate Commissar Commissioner, Tim Flannery, accused “shock jock” Ray Hadley of concocting a story about Flannery’s waterside home.

From the Crikey article summarising the Quarterly Essay:

The environmental activist reveals for the first time how he was set up by radio shock jock Ray Hadley, who fuelled a fierce campaign from News Limited papers against the Australian of the Year.

In July, Hadley took a call on his 2GB program from “David” proclaiming to be a neighbour of Flannery’s. Flannery owned a waterfront home, the caller said, detailing its precise location and highlighting his apparent hypocrisy on sea level rises.

Far from being the confident bloke “David” was on the radio, a bloke who had never worked for Hadley, instead Flannery claimed the following.

“His stammering voice was so unlike the smart-alec tone I’d heard on the radio that at first I thought I had the wrong person. But he soon admitted that he knew Ray Hadley. In fact, he worked for him.

“David then stated emphatically that he had not called Ray Hadley at all. Instead Hadley had asked him to appear on the show, and had called him. David said that Hadley had sought him out after learning that I lived nearby. The story, and all of the supposed ‘facts’ that David was to raise during the interview, had, according to David, been assembled beforehand by Hadley and his team … David stated: ‘You’re on the other side of the fence [regarding climate change] … they hate you … they’re out to get you.’”

Heavy stuff. And in a 20 minute tirade, Hadley sets the record straight detailing exactly when calls were made, and by whom. The evidence is there, in hard copy, clearly showing that indeed Flannery’s neighbor had called the program just as Hadley had said and in direct contradiction to Flannery’s claim.

The killer? Towards the end of the segment today, “David” calls Hadley back.

Hadley had David back on the program today, who insisted he’d never met the radio host and had called the program himself.

“Not true at all, never worked for you, Ray,” the caller said, claiming Flannery “tried to bully me and tried to silence me”.

“He [Flannery] said basically all people who listen to 2GB are crazy and he tried to basically draw a comparison with what happened in Norway the week before,” he said.


David talked of an uninvited Flannery storming up to his house with an avalanche of abuse.


“The only thing I’ve in life is my reputation. Yesterday in Crikey you sullied my reputation with lie after lie after lie. I today demand from you and Crikey an apology, a written apology for the lies you wrote about me yesterday …

“Is there nothing you won’t do to try and discredit your opponents? You’re lower than you could ever possibly be to do something like that …

“When we go to a defamation court sometime in the future, professor, I’ll rely on that tape from David exposing you for what you are. An unmitigated liar who’s tried to sully my reputation by an attack on me yesterday which was completely and utterly false. And I hope the decent people at Crikey, who are after truth and justice, publish the apology in the form that it’s written having published that thing yesterday …

“You low bastard. You low bastard. Fair dinkum.”

Australian of the Year? The man is a pathetic disgrace, a common trait it seems among many climate alarmists and the governments that support them.

H/T & H/T

    • Carpe Jugulum
    • November 23rd, 2011

    “An unmitigated liar” yep fair descriptoin of flanners.

    “You low bastard. You low bastard. Fair dinkum.”, I wouldn’t have been as generous, then again i was a sailor. I would have gone along the line of ;

    You yarpie c%nt skulking liar, you should be butt f&cked with an elephant d1ck you full of sh1t stump jumping hammer hopper.

    But thats just me, i don’t tolerate liars well, OK Tim-by-the -sea.

      • The Wizard of WOZ
      • November 23rd, 2011

      Sorry Carpe, but in this day and age, one cannot discriminate against people because of their country of origin. Cause that would be bad.

      So instead of ‘Yarpie’ perhaps one should have said ‘filthy cheating goat f#cker’. After my years working with wharfies, personally, I would also have included, ‘ar$e lubed greasy weasel’.

      Though I do applaud your intent whole heartedly.

      Keep up the good work.

        • Sean of Deer Park
        • November 24th, 2011


    • You yarpie c%nt skulking liar, you should be butt f&cked with an elephant d1ck you full of sh1t stump jumping hammer hopper.

      You made LBB laugh. And for whatever reason – God help me – she must have watched Animal Planet a bunch of times.

      And gone to the zoo. Some story about the elephant coming out (yeah yeah) after mating.

      I dunno, some shit, if retold word-for-word, just doesn’t appear the same in print.

        • J.M. Heinrichs
        • November 24th, 2011

        Like this:

        … glad to be of assistance.


    • Merilyn
    • November 23rd, 2011

    Hmmmm would say that Flannery hated being exposed as a fraud after going on about rising seas, and there he was living right along side the water. So he set out to try and shut everyone up and it has backfired, yep take him to court Ray.

      • Carpe Jugulum
      • November 23rd, 2011

      I think that flanners has gotten used to being the doomsayer in charge and isn’t used to being called out as a guy who is full of crap, a liar, a purveyor of falsehoods, a hypocrite, a rentseeker and carpetbagger.

      i shouldn’t hold back, i need to open up more 😉

        • Sean of Deer Park
        • November 23rd, 2011

        Yeah…, but come on Carpe. What on earth are you try’n to say? Tell us what you r e a l l y think. But, I think you’re right anyway and agree wholeheartedly.

        • Hmm. I dunno. Carpe wasn’t being clear. His comment came across as a bit legalese for my liking.

          His sentiment was thus difficult to ascertain.

            • J.M. Heinrichs
            • November 24th, 2011

            He meant to say “fossilized kangaroo kinda guy”; a stoned hopper.


    • Nailed it, Merilyn.

      Whilst not encouraging verbosity, Carpe, I can understand it in this case.

      You forgot one; shyster.

  1. If the sly scammer,

    want a fight, then he’ll have one,

    and with quite some vim.

    “A low bastard” is

    how Ray Hadley refers to

    the fraudulent Tim.

    He’s right: Flannery

    really is a git; he dupes

    fools with news that’s grim

    but based on lies and

    a fraudulent conjecture.

    He’s full to the brim.

    Let us see the cheat

    in court. I’m sure he’d get

    a well-deserved trim

    for Tim Flannery

    does not represent science

    but its antonym.

      • Sean of Deer Park
      • November 24th, 2011


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