Argument over climate change 'hoax' at Kennedy campaign event fouled by flatulent emission

 July 14, 2023

Given the surprising initial momentum of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s primary challenge against President Joe Biden for the Democratic nomination, Biden and his supporters would undoubtedly like nothing better than to see Kennedy's campaign run out of gas.

There were recently some noxious fumes in relation to Kennedy's quest for the presidency, but that came from a scandalous emission of flatulence at a campaign event and not from a lack of fuel for the said campaign, according to The New Republic.

Rather ironically, the release of human-produced methane and other gases at a Kennedy campaign event came amid a sharp debate between a pair of allegedly intoxicated participants over whether man-made climate change was a "hoax" or not.

Flatulence interrupts intense debate over climate change

The New York Post's Page Six first reported in a particularly humorous and euphemistic manner on the fart heard 'round the political world at a special dinner with the press event for Kennedy's campaign on Tuesday night in New York City.

The gaseous eruption was emitted during a "shouting match over climate change" that occurred when elderly art critic columnist Anthony Haden-Guest asked a question about the environment to Kennedy, who in the past was a successful attorney focused on environmentalist issues. That question reportedly prompted the allegedly alcohol-fueled host of the event, gossip columnist Doug Dechert, to shout out: "The climate hoax!"

The two columnists are said to have shouted back and forth at each other for a moment while Kennedy calmly watched without intervening, with Dechert repeatedly denouncing climate change as a "scam" while Haden-Guest lobbed a variety of insults back toward his friend and colleague of several decades.

At one point during the verbal battle, Page Six alleged that Dechert essentially resorted to biological warfare when he "let rip a loud, prolonged fart while yelling, as if to underscore his point, 'I’m farting!'"

"The room, which included a handful of journalists as well as Kennedy’s campaign manager, former Rep. Dennis Kucinich, was stunned, seemingly unsure about whether Dechert was farting at Haden-Guest personally or at the very notion of global warming," the outlet reported. "(Regrettably, we may assure readers that there was no room for doubt that the climate changed in the immediate environs of the dinner table.)"

Event host doubles down on rejection of "climate hoax scam nonsense"

Page Six noted that things calmed down for a bit after that only for the shouting match to resume again later when somebody else asked another question about climate change, albeit this time without any offensive emissions being involved in the argument.

The next day, Dechert apologized to the Post's reporter for "using my flatulence as a medium of public commentary in your presence," but went on to assert that he was otherwise entirely "unapologetic" about the fact that he has "zero tolerance for the climate hoax scam nonsense in any venue that I am personally funding."

As for Haden-Guest, he told the reporter that climate change is "not a political thing, it’s a human existence thing," and though he acknowledged that it was "unusual" for him to engage in a public fight, he added that "when it is preposterous and it’s a life-or-death issue with the planet, to treat it as a zany political thing is foolish."

Kennedy says climate change being exploited to impose "totalitarian controls" on the population

Interestingly enough, while Kennedy himself doesn't dismiss the theory of man-made climate change as a "hoax," he did recently tweet out a video in which he asserted that the climate "crisis" was being exploited and "used as a pretext for clamping down totalitarian controls" by certain powerful interest groups in government and the private sector, much in the "same way that the COVID crisis was."

The longshot presidential candidate went on to say that a "war on carbon is not going to solve the problem" and instead suggested the use of "free markets and not top-down control" to better address environmental concerns and "stay out of fear because that is the weapon of tyrants."

That, of course, stands in stark contrast to President Biden, who is very much in favor of encouraging and exploiting "fear" of climate change among the population to garner public support for the imposition of "top-down control" of the energy industry and an undeniable "war on carbon" that is ruinous to the economy and utterly antithetical to the idea of "free markets."

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