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February 15, 2010

It seems like only last December, the Times' "public editor" Hoyt was saying...

"I think The Times has handled Climategate appropriately — a story, not a three-alarm story.

I think that any notion that The Times was trying to avoid publishing the e-mail messages is a manufactured issue. On Freeman’s advice, the paper linked to them — on a skeptic’s Web site as it happens — and they were a click away for anyone who wanted to examine them.

The biggest question is what the messages amount to — an embarrassing revelation that scientists can be petty and defensive and even cheat around the edges, or a major scandal that undercuts the scientific premise for global warming. The former is a story. The latter is a huge story. And the answer is tied up in complex science that is difficult even for experts to understand, and in politics in which passionate sides have been taken, sometimes regardless of the facts. -- The Public Editor - Stolen E-Mail, Stoking the Climate Debate

Oh, wait.... it was only last December. Might want to send the fire engines someday soon, Clark.

Posted by Vanderleun at February 15, 2010 2:40 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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