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Salmon Farm Science “touched a nerve” with Alexandra Morton

Salmon Farm Science definitely “touched a nerve” with Alexandra Morton in two recent blogs, Activist Alexandra Morton lies on national TV and Activist Alexandra Morton makes her lie even bigger

Alexandra Morton has taken to her Salmon are Sacred Facebook page and has even has posted a blog;

Who is calling me a liar? inviting her followers tojoin in the sleuthing” to uncover who is behind Salmon Farm Science.

We enjoyed reading the comment Salmon Farm Science posted on Alex’s blog and agree 100%

Hi Alex, it’s disappointing that you are wasting so much time trying to “out” the authors of our blog instead of explaining your lies, your deliberate misrepresentations of science and your dishonesty. Do you truly believe what you are saying? That is understandable. But it shows you are not interested in a real discussion, but in being right. The day you show true humility and actually admit that you’ve been wrong about things you’ve said about salmon farming is the day we will admit who we are and buy you lunch.

Meanwhile, mobilizing your cult army of clicktivists against us is amusing. Please continue.

Here are the links to the two Salmon Farm Science blogs. The comments posted on these two blogs are of interest, Salmon Farm Science and others do a great job responding to Alex’s “army of clicktivists”

Activist Alexandra Morton lies on national TV

Salmon Farm Science, May 12, 2014

CBS’ famous 60 Minutes program recently aired several segments about salmon farming, and they were actually pretty fair.

The show was a generally fair representation of salmon farming in BC. I especially liked how the segment showing the seafloor beneath a fallowed salmon farm showed the seafloor was crawling with prawns.

My only two concerns were:

1) Letting Alexandra Morton get away with a bald-faced lie when she talks about the ISA virus and says, “There’s nobody actually looking at the wild fish carefully.”

This is COMPLETELY false and it’s a shame 60 Minutes did not challenge her on this lie.

Read the Full Salmon Farm Science Blog here: http://salmonfarmscience.com/2014/05/12/activist-alexandra-morton-lies-on-national-tv/http://salmonfarmscience.com/2014/05/12/activist-alexandra-morton-lies-on-national-tv/

 Activist Alexandra Morton makes her lie even bigger

Salmon Farm Science, May 20, 2014

It would appear I touched a nerve with this post last week.

Annoyed by being caught in a lie, Alexandra Morton mobilized her followers to copy-paste this in the comments section:…

Read the full Salmon Farm Science Blog here: http://salmonfarmscience.com/2014/05/20/activist-alexandra-morton-makes-her-lie-even-bigger/

Alex, it’s time to stir up the masses again

Just like other cult leaders, when their congregation feels down in the doldrums, the “call to action” sermon arrives just in time to whoop up the masses. Today, Alexandra Morton published a blog sermon that can only be referred to as “freakin’ nuts”. Freakin’ nuts and full of it.

This kind of sermon always begins with attention getting BS:

“…the Norwegian salmon feedlot industry…” – BS. It is Canadians who grow BC farm-raised salmon. And how does race or nationality factor in this story? Especially sweet given that it’s an American expatriate preaching about Norwegians in Canada.

“…green light to expand in BC…” – Nonsense. BC salmon farmers have always expressed an interest in keeping up with the increasing global demand for salmon and seafood. Demand grows at about 5-6% per year: hardly massive expansion.

“Common sense and the law have been set aside” – Huh? Let’s review: growing healthy seafood and helping conserve our oceans? What can be more common-sense and law-abiding than that?

“BC is now a third-world region” – Really? Because a few farms are going to grow a bit more fish, suddenly we’re in Somalia now? That’s one hell of a slippery slope.

The sermon then moves to the pity party:

“I can only say I am not the David you hoped I would be against this Goliath.” (Hmmm, does this sound familiar? Check out our April 8, 2013 blog titled “Here we go again: Alexandra Morton is “quitting””) She’s a couple months early in this annual sob fest.

Then throw in a little less-than-humble cult leader rhetoric:

“I can, however, be your guide.”

And finish with a crescendo – the call to action/the assembly of the masses/the groupthink:

“You are the most powerful force on earth.”

“You will not suffer the emotional damage of being a victim and I will be here alongside you to make sure your time is not wasted.”

“We will need to be relentless, like the industry itself.”

“I will let you know what I think is the powerful thing you can do for wild salmon.”

The only thing that’s missing from this sermon is the part where they pass around the offering plate. Ah… no wait. That’s there too.

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We have to admit, this is pretty crafty. She is setting herself up to get paid for doing absolutely nothing other than offering “guidance.”

Just like a cult leader.