Barbra Streisand doesn’t tweet often, but she seems awfully pleased to have been “singled out” by Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe as a voice against the perils of climate change. The singer tweeted (and for some reason deleted) the initial salvo against Inhofe Tuesday afternoon.
Streisand issued Take 2 later in the day in the form of a series of tweets.
Mother Jones D.C. editor David Corn helpfully pointed Streisand to his article in which Inhofe, questioned by Corn at a 2009 U.N. conference, named Streisand as one of the “whole liberal crowd” who are conspiring to “advance their radical environmental agenda.”
Is it a surprise that diva Streisand seems to be trying to grab the climate crusader spotlight for herself? Following his encounter with Inhofe, whom Corn describes as “skunking up the party” and “slithering” through the convention center to “troll” reporters, he concludes:
…I was struck by this thought: Did this senator truly believe Barbra Streisand was the devious force behind a completely phony global campaign to address climate change? He seemed to.
In his 2012 book, The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future, Inhofe does mention Streisand—but only once, lumping her together with Leonardo DiCaprio and John Travolta as celebs whose environmental “alarmism” had to be debunked. But his book did not shy away from clearly identifying the charlatans and hoaxers who have hornswoggled the planet: “environmental activist extremists,” Al Gore, MoveOn.org, George Soros, Michael Moore, and, yes, “the Hollywood elites.”
Here’s looking forward to Inhofe or his press office responding directly to Streisand via Twitter. Until then, we’ll use this tweet as a handy placeholder and update as needed.