National Review's the Corner Out of Touch with Reality on Context

This post provides a pretty apt illustration of the types of mental and logical contortions that are engaged in by the pursuit of "fact" to fit pre conceived ideological purpose, rather than the purpose of fact in order to determine rational direction and response.

Yesterday, Johan Goldberg at the Corner blog at National Review Online suggests the following, regarding "climategate" 2009:
If these were internal Exxon-Mobil e-mails, the trial lawyers would be racing out the door with only one pants-leg filled and every Green press flack would be demanding this lead the evening news and front every newspaper above the fold. If similar e-mails came from the RNC showing racism or homophobia, the New York Times would not demur in the name of privacy, it would call for the GOP to go into federal receivership.

Well, no.