Is Hurricane Matthew really as dangerous as it sounds, or is the government deliberately twisting facts to promote global warming?
Hurricane Matthew has been forecast to be one of the deadliest hurricanes in recent times to pass over the United Sates and coastal areas such as Florida and parts of Carolinas and Georgia. People living in the areas have been warned to either evacuate or take proper shelter.
The storm has already left a wreckage as it made its way through Haiti in the Caribbean, with hundreds rumored to have lost their lives., reports BBC news.
After President Obama declared a state of emergency in Florida, there are still some conspiracy theorists like Matt Drudge, who have taken upon themselves to prove that the U.S. government is deliberately using the opportunity to spread climate change awareness.
“The deplorables are starting to wonder if govt has been lying to them about Hurricane Matthew intensity to make exaggerated point on climate,” tweeted Drudge, reports The Hill.
Drudge runs his own news website called “Drudge Report,” which is filled with anti-government conspiracies.
His conclusion – “Hurricane Center has monopoly on data. No way of verifying claims. Nassau ground observations DID NOT match statements! 165mph gusts? WHERE?”
The conspiracy theory was echoed by radio host Rush Limbaugh, who said that government will forever try to “sell” the climate change warnings and the Hurricane Matthew threat was the latest scam.
“The National Hurricane Center is part of the National Weather Service, which is part of the Commerce Department, which is part of the Obama administration, which by definition has been tainted just like the DOJ has,” Limbaugh said on Premiere Radio Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show on Thursday.
However, Drudge’s conspiracies have been condemned vehemently. While meteorologists are warning people that Hurricane Matthew is set to arrive at Florida at 140 km per hour, reports Miami Herald, others have lashed out at Drudge on his own weapon of choice – social media.
Check out Matt Drudge’s tweets and people’s backlashes below:
— Brian_Henderson (@brian_henderson) October 6, 2016
NOAA: WE ARE NOT EXAGGERATING STORM DATA! https://t.co/Jodzi6xdsX
— Drudge Siren (@Drudge_Siren) October 7, 2016
— Jim Keller (@Mumbojimbo) October 7, 2016
If you're defending #MattDrudge tonight, you're as dumb as a rock, too.
— Cos & Effect (@TerpAttorney) October 7, 2016
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