Saturday, March 17, 2007

N.Y. Times slammed for Gore "hit piece"

I've been a fan of the New York Times' weekly Science Times section for many years and it has covered the science behind global warming accurately and without bias. Therefore, I have to believe the NY Times' editors knew the exact effect of the science-impaired "op-ed" they were publishing! Why would they do so? Two guesses. Sad. /Dick Jones

David Roberts: "The worst, sloppiest, most dishonest piece of reporting I've ever seen in the NYT."

"This may be the worst, sloppiest, most dishonest piece of reporting I've ever seen in the NYT. It's got all the hallmarks of a vintage Gore hit piece: half-truths, outright falsehoods, unsubstantiated quotes, and a heaping dose of innuendo. As usual with these things, unless you've been following the debate carefully, you'll be left with a false impression -- in this case, that scientists are divided over the accuracy of Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth. I find it difficult to believe that Broad doesn't know exactly what he's doing here. (See RealClimate for a discussion of one of his previous travesties.) I could go almost sentence by sentence, but let's just run through some of the highlights. I apologize for the length, but there's really a lot of trash here to shovel through." more link to Times article


Dick Jones
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1 comment:

NewsHacker said...

A further note on this unfortunate article. When Al Gore appeared at the Senate Environment Committee hearings today, Wednesday 3/21, Senator Inhofe, the fossil fuel Senator who claims that global warming is a hoax, used this very article to attempt to heckle and trivialize Mr. Gore's Climate Crisis testimony. He even showed the paper to the TV cameras.

Immediately thereafter Chairperson Sen. Barbara Boxer pulled in the reins on him by showing him her gavel and reminding him that he can no longer dictate how the committee members may question or challenge those who appear to testify.

It was a funny, bright bit of video for Sen. Boxer, but another whack at the legitimacy of global warming science - thanks to the New York Times. JW is rolling in his grave (inside comment).

/Dick