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Will-ful double standards on statistics — and the Village’s tolerance of it

July 9th, 2012 · 3 Comments

Washington Post group writer George Will stands out in multiple ways. ┬áIn terms of his writing, two arenas seem to rouse his greatest passion: baseball and global warming science denial. These two passions are highly interlocked, not because baseball players will have to deal with ever hotter summers in the future nor the debate about […]

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Tags: global warming deniers · journalism

Will Will’s deceptions ever be fact-checked by WashPost?

May 7th, 2009 · 4 Comments

The Washington Post opinion page editor, Fred Hiatt, has made strong statements about the strength and quality of fact-checking for the columnists within his pages. told by editorial page editor Fred Hiatt — that multiple editors had checked Will’s sources, we don’t have lax standards for accuracy … in general, we do careful fact checking. […]

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Tags: Congress · Energy · hybrid · politics · transportation

Hiatt Again Stands Up For Will-Ful Deceit

April 29th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Facing dissent from within The Washington Post, dissent that has gone public in many ways, and with the Post editorial board implicitly having rebuked George Will’s repeated Will-ful deceit in multiple ways, Washington Post opinion page editor Fred Hiatt was pitched a softball question in an online chat enabling him to undo some of the […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · journalism

Mea culpa: I trusted George Will and Washington Post fact checking

April 9th, 2009 · 7 Comments

Writing mea culpas and apologizing for errors isn’t necessarily the most joyous thing for a writer, analyst, commentator to do. But, standing up and admitting error and seeking to learn from faults is a fundamental basic obligation that an author has in their implied contract with their readers. And, for myself, my own ethical standards. […]

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Tags: journalism

WashPost corrects WashPost re Will-Ful Deceit… Will they need another correction as well?

April 8th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The Will Affair continues to build in new twists and turns. [A quick reminder: On February 15, George Will published a deceitful column on Global Warming. Unlike past events, this set off a chain of blogosphere critiques that led to journalism critiques of Will, responses from both the Post’s ombudsman and the editorial editor, Fred […]

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Tags: Energy · politics

The Will Affair … struggling to keep up

March 4th, 2009 · 31 Comments

This post is an effort to provide some links and some of the quotes of the massive number of blog posts calling out George Will and The Washington Post in The Will Affair.

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming

WashPost Ombudsman steps up and steps in it … Plus another Will fabrication …

February 28th, 2009 · 12 Comments

Andrew Alexander, The Washington Post‘s new Ombudsman, has really stepped into it big time with the mounting Will scandal due to his distortions, deceptions, and dishonesties when it comes to Global Warming columns. Alexander sought, it seems, to calm the raging seas by stepping up with a piece that will appear in tomorrow’ Post but […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers

NYTimes’ Revkin names some names

February 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

George Will’s blatantly mendacious OPED this morning, Climate Science in A Tornado, not only insults the entire New York Times by, in essence, with Will calling The NYTimes a den of prostitution, it also lays down a direct challenge to NY Times science writer Andy Revkin to name names from Revkin’s recent “news analysis” complimenting […]

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Tags: journalism

Will directly lies … again … and again … and again …

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off on Will directly lies … again … and again … and again …

There are much more enjoyable things to spend one’s time on and one’s blogging efforts than having to fact check George F Will because Fred Hiatt’s Washington Post is clearly unwilling to do so. In tomorrow’s, yet-to-be-published OPED, George Will steps up with blustery outrage that his (dis)honor has been stained. Amid his disingenous truthiness, […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers · journalism

Will’s whining … defending the indefensible …

February 26th, 2009 · 10 Comments

According to Zachary Roth, George Will and The Washington Post Writers’ Group are doubling up when it comes to disinformation and truthiness when it comes to Global Warming issues. Roth got an early look at tomorrow’s (late tonight’s) Will column. [Now published.] We thought we were done with the topic of George Will and climate […]

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Tags: climate change · climate delayers · Global Warming · global warming deniers · journalism