George C. Deutsch

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George Carlton Deutsch III is a former press aide in NASA's public affairs office who was accused of telling "public affairs workers to limit reporters' access to a top climate scientist and told a Web designer to add the word 'theory' at every mention of the Big Bang." He was forced to resign in 2006 after it was discovered he had not graduated from college as he had clamed on his résumé.[1]

"Deutsch's educational record was first challenged on Monday [February 6, 2005] by Nick Anthis, who graduated from Texas A&M last year with a biochemistry degree and has been writing a Web log on science policy, scientificactivist.blogspot.com."

Deutsch's "resignation came on the same day that officials at Texas A&M University confirmed that he did not graduate from there [in the Class of 2003], as his résumé on file" at NASA "asserted". [2]

In emails to reporters after his resignation Deutsch complained there was a "culture war" in the government over climate change. "Anyone perceived to be a Republican, a Bush supporter or a Christian is singled out and labeled a threat to their views. I encourage anyone interested in this story to consider the other side, to consider Dr. [James E.] Hansen's true motivations and to consider the dangerous implications of only hearing out one side of the global warming debate," Deutsch wrote in the email. [3]

In April 2006, Deutch further attacked Hansen in an article for Cybercast News Service by Marc Morano, who would later go on to work in the press office of anti-global warming activist Sen. James Inhofe.[4]

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  1. Andrew C. Revkin, "A Young Bush Appointee Resigns His Post at NASA", The New York Times, February 8, 2006.
  2. Andrew C. Revkin, "A Young Bush Appointee Resigns His Post at NASA", The New York Times, February 8, 2006.
  3. Juliet Eilperin, "Censorship Is Alleged at NOAA", The Washington Post, February 11, 2006.
  4. "Media Darling on 'Global Warming' Assailed by Colleagues, CNSNews.com, April 17, 2006.

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