You know how deniers are always going on about free speech. What they mean is that sometimes when they protest climate science they get rebuffed with sciency facts. I've already commented on the fact that Mark Steyn, that champion of "free speech" (or his version of it) doesn't allow comments on his blog. Now it seems that the Heartland Institute has decided that their public denier fest is not going to be public after all - although I'm guessing they will still be streaming the event to anyone who won't be bored senseless by it. (The only people who'll like it will be the already senseless.)
Kyla Mandel from DeSmogBlog reported on Twitter that the Heartland Institute has just kicked out one third of the women who rolled up to attend their denier fest at COP21, which has just begun - that is, Kyla Mandel, I'm guessing:
The formerly open to the public Heartland climate denial conference just cut number of women present by a third pic.twitter.com/8uUZzRDcyu— Kyla Mandel (@kylamandel) December 7, 2015
The Heartland Institute website says that "Heartland's "Day of Examining the Data" event is open to the public". However Kyla Mandel reported that hotel security told her that it was a private event.
Maybe it's only open to some of the public - certified (or certifiable) deniers. Or maybe they didn't want any representatives from non-fake sceptic organisations present at the first session, which they called a "press conference".