Posted by Christopher Johnson | Sunday, February 10th, 2013 | Uncategorized | 29 Comments


CNN anchor Deb Feyerick asked Saturday afternoon if an approaching asteroid, which will pass by Earth on February 15, “is an example of, perhaps, global warming?”


She never got to that question in the subsequent interview at about 3:25 PM EST during CNN Newsoom, instead transitioning from a snowfall update: “Talk about something else that’s falling from the sky and that is an asteroid. What’s coming our way? Is this an effect of, perhaps, of global warming or is this just some meteoric occasion?”

Face?  Palm?  For God’s sake, Get a room!!

29 Comments to BAG OF HAMMERS

February 10, 2013

Surely that must have been on FNC, since it is a Known Fact™ that is where all the stupid people are.

February 10, 2013

Well it is “settled science”….

Dale Matson
February 10, 2013

The liberal mind holds a world view that does not require reality testing.

February 10, 2013

The result of a liberal turning mind, body and soul over to the government.

February 10, 2013

It’s CNN, so she might actually be stupid enough to think that.

Michael D
February 10, 2013

Well I say cut her a break. She’s been told for years that carbon dioxide is the cause of anything bad… well anything bad and really really big… well anything bad and really really big and not obviously or directly caused by humans.

Put another way: there is probably as much good evidence for the meteorite being caused by greenhouse gases, as for glacier recession being caused by greenhouse gases.

February 10, 2013

To a hammer everything looks like “global warming.”

Steve L.
February 10, 2013

I guess being ignorant and opinionated must be first up for job hiring at CNN (et al)

Bill Nye, about as believable as Bill Cosby.

Michio Kaku on the other hand, which is why I watch Nova not CNN.

Its all the fault of the elusive dark matter, found mostly between the ears of tele-journalists.

The Little Myrmidon
February 10, 2013

I notice many of the commenters at the link think Bill Nye is channeling Orville Redenbacher.

February 10, 2013


Honestly, I can’t think of anything more coherent to say. I know that the modern trend for news programmes is to be bright, chatty and gossipy in tone so as not to burden the short attention span of viewers and – Mammon forbid! – make them switch to another channel and lose the audience for the advertisers, but this is definitely a case of mouth before brain.

Unless she really does think that meteorites passing by the earth is due to global warming. I would not be terribly surprised if that were so.

Allen Lewis
February 10, 2013

Typical Bubble-headed, bleached blonde” a la Dirty Laundry



February 10, 2013

Her biography on Wiki claims she earned a degree in English Literature from a reputable college. My daughter has two degrees in English Lit., and I believe she knows nonetheless that asteroids are outside our atmosphere and there isn’t much carbon dioxide out there.

Bill (not IB)
February 10, 2013

Everyone is missing the point. Feyerick is, of course, correct. The increased heat of the Earth is having an impact on the entire universe. The rings of Saturn will soon start melting; the number of comets will decrease as the heat in the vicinity of Earth increases; and the rate of expansion of the universe will increase from the added push of Earth’s incredible heat output. The Sun will burn out millions of year earlier than expected because its rate of fusion is accelerating from Earth’s sudden head output; black holes will all explode like novas from gathering in billions of tons of random molecules being zapped around the universe from the “wind from the Earth”, an outpouring of radiation, atoms and electrons generated by the nearly limitless energy of carbon-based fuels.

It’s the end of the universe, and we caused it. Makes you feel pretty darned guilty, eh?

(If ANYONE doesn’t get that this was all sarcasm, please let me know. I can provide you a schedule for buses leaving on tours of the outer planets.)

FW Ken
February 10, 2013

So the earth really is the center of the universe!

harry in St Charles
February 10, 2013

quote ‘\”what an idiot”

by the way,mrs stch got that nanovirus going around,not a good week.nothing kills it but clorex bleach

February 10, 2013

Don’t worry, I doubt too many people saw that report anyway. CNN’s ratings are abysmal these days.

J. Stuart Little
February 10, 2013

Another reason why I will not subscribe to Time-Warner Cable. There is no TV reception in my apartment, Time-Warner is the cable provider. I haven’t had TV at home for over 16 years.

I also changed eye doctors because the previous one makes their customers endure CNN.

February 10, 2013

Maybe it was actually trailer for a blockbuster remake of “Plan 9 From Outer Space”, and they just left off the part where she rants, “Stupid, stupid, stupid!”.

February 10, 2013

Sigh. It’s all due to gravitation. The *THEORY* of gravitation, thank you! Remember it’s ONLY A THEORY.

Gregg the Obscure
February 10, 2013

CNN hired Anderson Cooper. Thus Ms. Feyerick is clearly not the dullest tool in their shed.

February 10, 2013

Please, it’s now “climate change”. “Global warning” is so last week.

Don Janousek
February 10, 2013

Well, now, let’s not be so hasty to condemn this highly-educated woman.

Halley’s Comet appeared in 1910 and it was very warm that year in Bumfick, Egypt.

In 1956, there was a meteor shower and it was really hot in July.

Also, last year during the meteor shower in August, I thought it was exceptionally warm.

Trailer parks cause tornadoes, so why can’t asteroids cause global warming?

And if they got over two feet of snow in Boston, what more evidence of global warming is needed?

The posters on this site need to think more scientifial ans stuff.

J.M. Heinrichs
February 11, 2013

“The event has entered local folklore, and some residents claim that on hot summer days, the area still smells of molasses.”


February 11, 2013

J.M. Heinrichs, let us not forgot the Norwegian Cheese Conflagration – what more evidence is needed of global warming than that it makes cheese in a cold climate like that of Norway spontaneously combust!


February 11, 2013

The things I learn here! Thanks for both links. The molasses disaster appears to have been lousy design of the tank, although the company tried to claim anarchists had blown it up. There is no explanation given for the sinister burning of cheese, though. Hmmm.

February 11, 2013

Re the molasses disaster and other stuff: if you ever come across a book entitled “Einstein’s Refrigerator”, grab it! Fun!

Michael D
February 11, 2013

By Gum, J.M., you may be right 🙂

Here is the money quote from your link: Due to fermentation occurring within the tank, carbon dioxide production might have raised the internal pressure. The rise in local temperatures that occurred over the previous day also would have assisted in building this pressure.

Thus carbon dioxide and warm weather are linked – the smoking gun.

February 11, 2013

“There is no explanation given for the sinister burning of cheese, though. Hmmm.” They were merely bidding their cheese a fond-adieu.

February 11, 2013

🙂 Thanks, SouthCoast!

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