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CNN Anchor Carol Costello Insults 'Bill Nye the Science Guy': VIDEO


CNN anchor Carol Costello's interview of 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' is startlingly rude.

Costello challenged Nye last week about his knowledge of climate change.

"If you Google your name — ‘Bill Nye' — you’re 'the kooky guy who doesn’t know what he’s talking about'. I mean, you're not a climatologist. You want to defend yourself?"

Responds Nye: "Sure. I can read graphs."


Wonder what it says when you Google Carol Costello?

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  1. Maybe Carol's been huffing tail pipes.

    Posted by: Mike | Jul 13, 2012 3:21:38 PM

  2. When Googling her name is brings up an image of a C(_)NT!

    Posted by: Fruit-for-Peace | Jul 13, 2012 3:23:10 PM

  3. it sounds like she wasn't trying to be rude, she was trying to kind of impersonate those people that would think of him that way. she didn't do a good job at it, but it's a classic journalist interview tool. just a shame it made her look like a tool

    Posted by: DanSwon | Jul 13, 2012 3:32:57 PM

  4. CNN is really sinking fast

    Ted Turner says he would never have sold CNN to Time warner if he knew then what he knows noe & that CNN is not the CNN he created nor anywhere approaching news

    Posted by: say what | Jul 13, 2012 3:36:28 PM

  5. Booking Bill Nye to discuss climate change is like booking Mr. Rogers to discuss railroad logistics.

    CNN continues its decline into journalistic irrelevance.

    Posted by: AERES | Jul 13, 2012 3:37:07 PM

  6. Another smart-ass, know-nothing interviewer trying to make a name for herself. She picked on the wrong guy; Bill Nye is still the science guy!

    Posted by: My2cents | Jul 13, 2012 3:38:51 PM

  7. I'm glad someone is finally calling her out on her stupidity. She needs to move over to FOX already. She has the attitude of shrew and the IQ of a doorknob. Bitchy and stupid.

    Posted by: Jersey | Jul 13, 2012 3:46:58 PM

  8. My IQ drops 5 points every time I am forced to watch a CNN or Fox news clip.

    Posted by: 99% | Jul 13, 2012 3:48:57 PM

  9. Your just an anchor woman who reads a teleprompter, your not a journalist.

    Posted by: Guest | Jul 13, 2012 3:52:30 PM

  10. @"Aeres": Are you suggesting that all ignorance is equal? It's very likely that Mr. Nye (B.S. in mechanical engineering, Cornell University) knows more about anthropogenic global warming than the interviewer does, just as I (B.A. in psychology, University of Wisconsin) probably know more about social science than he does. Different fields of specialization offer different points of view, but there's much overlap (e.g. scientific method) that renders discussion about "unrelated topics" more dependable than not. The study of philosophy would offer different kinds of insight and evaluation.

    Posted by: Chuck Mielke | Jul 13, 2012 3:57:10 PM

  11. I'm mainly attracted to thin men, but it looks like he might want to put on a few pounds.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 13, 2012 4:05:52 PM

  12. I'm mainly attracted to thin men, but it looks like he might want to put on a few pounds.

    Posted by: Paul R | Jul 13, 2012 4:05:57 PM

  13. You get "plastic surgery" when you Google Carol Costello.

    Posted by: Gigi | Jul 13, 2012 4:13:49 PM

  14. A journlist would never insult a guest like this. It is a shame that there are so few journalists on TV anymore.

    Posted by: TC | Jul 13, 2012 4:20:17 PM

  15. With the weatherman:

    Posted by: Timothy | Jul 13, 2012 4:26:33 PM

  16. The same network that thinks Robert Blake is still a big story.

    Posted by: VDUFFORD | Jul 13, 2012 5:39:54 PM

  17. If he's the "kooky guy" who doesn't know anything, why the hell did she invite him on her show? Just to insult him?

    "I can read graphs" is a great, great response.

    Posted by: Yeek | Jul 13, 2012 6:00:22 PM

  18. 1) She uses Google for guest preparation. That SHOULD be all it takes to lower her credibility. Google is great for general info, but this is YOUR guest. Put some effort into it. Jeez.

    2) CNN has been on a downslide for a while. They tried to be Faux-fox news to steal some viewership. It didn't work. So now they appear to be the equivalent of a tabloid magazine. Still trying to be fair & balanced by not relaying on facts but that there are "Two sides to every story." The ONLY good thing on the network is Anderson Cooper. Now as Wolf would say in order to preserve their messed up two sided strategy, "we will have to leave it therrree."

    Posted by: Redebbm | Jul 13, 2012 6:51:29 PM

  19. I haven't been able to watch her since she goaded Chad Meyers into an on-screen melt down during Katrina (that's probably what Timothy posted below). I watch a lot of CNN, but I turn it off when she comes on.

    Posted by: joe bob | Jul 13, 2012 8:30:26 PM

  20. Lackluster journalism, from what I have seen.

    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Jul 13, 2012 11:40:16 PM

  21. Was she intentionally insulting him, or was she just playing devil's advocate? Seems like the latter to me. He didn't look offended at all.

    Posted by: Curlee | Jul 14, 2012 12:15:05 AM

  22. I didn't see any insult. She hit him with some tough comments and questions which he responded to very well.

    Posted by: andrew | Jul 14, 2012 12:19:05 AM

  23. She was being a fine adversarial journalist, which is a good thing that we see too little of today -- particularly in regards to military adventures and big banks. Sure, our climate has changed, but the androgenic hypothesis is tenuous. There are many, many variables with solar output just being one. Additionally, what is normal for our 4.5 billion year old planet earth? Gays should understand the relativity of what is defined as "normal".

    Posted by: Science Gal | Jul 14, 2012 1:36:15 AM

  24. SCIENCE GAL, you sound illiterate--and flagrantly against the consensus of actual climatologists.

    Posted by: redball | Jul 14, 2012 5:28:19 AM

  25. He is a scientist and engineer.
    What are her qualifications?

    Posted by: DC native | Jul 14, 2012 7:39:14 AM

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