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December 15, 2009

More Proof That The Trib Editorial Board Misleads

From today's Op-Ed page at The Trib:
Never mind all those damaging e-mails from scientists from England's Climatic Research Unit, which earlier this year destroyed its original climate data set used by the U.N. as a primary reference.
From the AP (that's "Associated Press" by the way) on Saturday:
E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don't support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press.
The 1,073 e-mails examined by the AP show that scientists harbored private doubts, however slight and fleeting, even as they told the world they were certain about climate change. However, the exchanges don't undercut the vast body of evidence showing the world is warming because of man-made greenhouse gas emissions. [emphasis added]
It's not like Richard Mellon Scaife's "news" paper doesn't site cite the AP. Today there's this report on Tiger Woods. And this report on Senator Joe Lieberman's opposition to a push to expand Medicare. There's even this report about the Copenhagen Conference (but it's about how things are not going well there).

But somehow they just never got around to publishing the AP "exhaustive review" showing how the stolen e-mails "don't undercut the vast body of evidence showing the world is warming because of man-made greenhouse gas emissions." And since they never published it, I guess (and this is just a guess) they feel they can get away with misleading (ie "lying to") their readers who probably never read it.

How surprising for them.


Ellipses said...

"It's not like Richard Mellon Scaife's "news" paper doesn't site the AP."



Dayvoe said...

Happy now???


Heir to the Throne said...

The "Independent" cites the AP as a unbiased source.
How about The Nation, UK Guardian and Media Matters?

The AP "Is" Lying Now
AP: It's racist to think blacks are responsible for their own problems

EdHeath said...

HTTP, if you want to claim the AP is biased (because of other people's opinions on unrelated articles) and thus you can dismiss any and everything they report (except for the stuff you agree with, of course), be my guest. If you want to say that in just mentioning that the case for human caused climate change is unaffected by the stolen emails the AP proves that human caused climate change is a hoax, be my guest.

The debate over what to do about climate change is coming to the US Congress. If the Republican (like Inhofe) simply stay with the hoax line, they will lose the chance to have an impact on how climate change legislation is shaped. But if conservatives want to give the store away to liberals...

Shred said...
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Shred said...

Not surprised at APs response since they've pretty much just been a mouth piece for these folks; taking what they say and publishing it without any real journalistic scrutiny. And your faulting the Trib for what?