Monckton debate still onRichard Treadgold | August 2, 2011
This event is over.
Entrance fee more than halved
The Public Relations Institute of NZ (PRINZ) has thrown in the towel, quitting their promised hosting of Christopher Monckton’s Auckland debate on Thursday night.
The event will still proceed, however, with the Climate Realists taking over — and lowering the entry fee to less than half!
PRINZ caved in under a torrent of criticism and sheer abuse from members of the public incensed at the thought their opinions would be opposed. Shame on them. PRINZ claim the criticism was not the reason for cancelling their involvement in the Auckland meeting, instead citing low sales so far. We can draw our own conclusions. They are still hosting the Wellington meeting.
Television stations pull out
The major television shows Q&Q and Closeup, after asking to interview Lord Monckton, have pulled out, citing the Green Party’s change of heart and claiming no “opponent” could be found.
Why they need an opponent I cannot imagine. They manage to interview most people without wheeling in an opponent.
This will result in diminished public understanding, because most people would hear about Monckton’s contrary views only when the mainstream media carry them.
Beat the barbarians, create freedom
If you’re reading this, you’re privileged! Pass on this privilege to your contacts and ask them to do the same. Let’s beat the naysayers at their own game. Don’t complain about the freedom we want — just create it!
Thursday 4th August
5:00 pm (for 5:45 pm) – 7:45 pm — Public meeting and debate
This event will take the form of a discussion of man-made global warming issues between climate change skeptic Viscount Christopher Monckton, a British hereditary peer, journalist and businessman, and University of Auckland atmospheric physicist Professor Geoff Austin.
venue: Lecture Theatre AF116, AUT Akoranga Campus, Akoranga Drive, Northcote, North Shore.
time: 5:00 pm for 5:45 pm – 7:45 pm
contact: door sales only. Be early.
campus map: download a map of the AUT Akoranga campus
Don’t be late. The venue is a fairly good size, but interest is tremendous. The lunch at the Northern Club sold out in just two days, so be early!