"Kos’s point is…what, exactly? If information enters the public sphere through illicit means, we should pretend it doesn’t exist? That might be the New York Times’ newly-discovered conviction, but that’s just not gonna cut it. Nothing in Kos’s brief snippet of 'Hannity' indicates that Sean thinks the East Anglia hacker shouldn’t be punished for his crime, and you don’t have to be an advocate of email hacking to recognize the significance of the emails’ contents (besides, it’s not like we didn’t already know that global warming is a bunch of hot air).
"In a perfect world, personal information and communications would be secure. But in a perfect world, respected scientists wouldn’t lie to us, either. However they were revealed, the ClimateGate emails crystallize several inconvenient truths about one of today’s biggest issues. The real crime would be closing our eyes to the truth that’s right in front of us."