BREAKING: The Commerce secretary threatened to fire NOAA officials in a fight over President Trump's incorrect warnings about Alabama and Hurricane Dorian.
Breaking News: The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA after after the agency’s Birmingham office disputed President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top employees at the NOAA after the agency's Birmingham office contradicted Trump's claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, three people familiar with the discussion tell NYT.
Yup, the Commerce Secretary threatened to fire leaders of a scientific agency for daring to tell the truth about a WEATHER forecast, because President Trump was wrong about it. It's like an old Soviet joke, except in 2019 America.
NYT: Wilbur Ross Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say
SCOOP. Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say - with &
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top officials at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration because they publicly contradicted Trump's false statement that Alabama might be hit by Hurricane Dorian.
SCOOP: A cabinet secretary threatened to fire top staff at NOAA after one of the agency's offices contradicted Trump's tweets about Alabama and Hurricane Dorian. By , +
Commerce chief Wilber Ross phoned the head of NOAA on Fri and demanded it walk back its correction of Trump. When the administrator balked, he was told top political appointees at NOAA would be fired, per 3 sources NYT cites.
OK, I still can't believe how long this story has gone on for, but given some of the subsequent reporting I regret tweeting a couple of days ago that it's a tiresome story. Or maybe it is a little tiresome tbh but certainly quite newsworthy also.
The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA last Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, according to three people familiar with the discussion.
Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama.
If this reporting is correct, Wilbur Ross needs to resign, NOW. The American people cannot live under a quasi-fascist regime that lies to people about something as important as life-threatening weather.
Not a surprise, but still -- should resign or be impeached. His actions place the lives and welfare of people who depend on the trustworthiness of weather forecasts (i.e., everyone) in danger.
This is not supposed to happen in science: via
Ross spent 2 years trying to politicize the census - and then lied about it in sworn testimony. He was then held in contempt of Congress for stonewalling investigations Ross should've been gone a long time ago. But this should be the last straw. #TossRoss
I miss the days when officials resigned on principle rather than carry out clearly wrong orders
Wilbur Ross, the Commerce Secretary, threatened to fire top employees unless they backed down from their own forecast to support Trump's lie about Alabama being in danger from Hurricane Dorian. That led to that unsigned retraction that NOAA issued.
We can never overestimate the extent to which the Trump administration is oriented to Trump’s personal whims or personal profits.
#Sharpiegate is growing: The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA after after the agency’s Birmingham office disputed Trump's blatantly false claim that #HurricaneDorian might hit Alabama.
NEW: Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top employees at NOAA after the agency contradicted Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama. That threat led to an unusual, unsigned statement disavowing the office's position that Alabama was not at risk.
Fire Wilbur Ross.
This isn’t a distraction. It’s one of the best stories for understanding how this administration operates.
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur L. Ross Jr. threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama, sources say.
TIRED: The deep state WIRED: The Weather Underground
National Weather Service chief Louis W. Uccellini gets standing O at weather industry conference when he defends decision of Birmingham, #Alabama, field office to contradict Trump’s hurricane forecast.
Oh, look. Another story that in a sane world would have brought down any other administration.
Sharpie Week Two!
Wow. Commerce Secretary Ross threatened firings at NOAA if they didn’t change their story to align with Trump’s dumb tweets. As a federally funded scientist I’m so ashamed of our government and concerned for the integrity of our scientific agencies.
BREAKING: Administration completes latest section of wall around the president's ego
Wilbur Ross threatened to fire top employees at NOAA--a division of the Commerce Department--after the agency’s Birmingham office contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama.
On Monday, the National Weather Service director, Louis W. Uccellini, got a standing ovation at a weather industry conference when he praised the work of the Birmingham office
Will the #climate cranks who invoke Galileo and hyperventilate about Lysenkoism say anything about this? Or are they quite cool with actual political interference with #science?
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say - The New York Times
This situation seems silly (and it is) but it also matters. Authoritarians don't tolerate officials who contradict their factual claims (even when the leader was obviously mistaken). This is precedent for the leader's sole prerogative to determine reality.
Agency Threatened With Firings After Contradicting Trump on Dorian
NYT: Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross threatened to fire NOAA officials after one of the agency's offices contradicted Pres. Trump's claims about the threat to Arizona
This story simply will not stop producing new revelations. But why quote an anonymous "senior administrative official" making unsubstantiated claims ("provided no evidence to support") about the supposed political motivations of NWS scientists.
Why did the Times grant anonymity for this quote, which appears to be a lie?
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was in Greece when #Dorian bore down on the US. But he threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after its Birmingham office contradicted Trump's claim it might hit Alabama. By and
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say
"The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire employees at NOAA after the agency contradicted Pres. Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian might hit Alabama."
How far are we from the Trump administration ordering executions for disloyalty?
This get more and more inappropriate. The Secretary of Commerce forced NOAA officials to disavow their own scientists and lie to the public under threat of their jobs.
NOAA officials were threatened that they'd be fired if the situation wasn't fixed
Dorian has departed U.S. shores, but fallout from Trump's Alabama tweet has been upgraded to Category 3 political storm.
The Secretary of Commerce threatened to fire top employees at NOAA on Friday after the agency contradicted President Trump’s false claim that Hurricane Dorian would hit Alabama.
Of course he did.
Alabamagate is maybe the stupidest Trump scandal but it does seem to be turning into an “emperor has no clothes” moment.
There's no way that Trump would tolerate the Sec. of Commerce prioritizing protecting the president's ego over presenting truthful information to the public.... Is there?
Fake news, probably ...
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say
Ross is a shit leader and a national disgrace
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Hurricane Tweets, Sources Say
Commerce Chief Threatened Firings at NOAA After Trump’s Dorian Tweets, Sources Say
Clowns all the way down
The anti-fact administration at work trying to ensure the public is deprived of honest and trustworthy knowledge (and those who try to do their jobs on the basis of the best evidence and science are fired).