My sense is that the destruction of the US temperature record is a scandal comparable to any in US history, but it is certainly not the first time history has been rewritten to push a political agenda. That was a central theme of George Orwell’s 1984.
Other famous variations of this theme include
- Nazi book burning
- Holocaust denial
- Taliban destroying Afghan archaeology
- Turkey erasing the Armenian genocide
- Soviet revision of Russian history and theft of historical artifacts
- US press hiding Barack Obama’s history
Feel free to add to the list.