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Washington Post’s Willfully Civil War

April 9th, 2009 · 7 Comments

The Washington Post clearly has a major internal battle under way. Clear because the discussions and disputes are spilling so clearly into public. This week, five different Washington Post employees (four in The Washington Post or on WashingtonPost.COM) have directly criticized George Will’s Will-ful Deceit in what has escalated into The Will Affair. QUICK BACKGROUNDER/REMINDER: […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · journalism

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-ful Deceit: three blunt examples

February 21st, 2009 · 14 Comments

As discussed in WashPost: Complicit in Disformation (or explicit collaboration)?, last Sunday’s George Will column was a disgraceful example of distorted discussion of climate change issues. This deceitful piece and the Washington Post’s seeming backing of it has created an uproar through the blogosphere that is seriously questioning what this sort of shoddy editorial management […]

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

WashPost: Complicit in Disformation (or explicit collaboration)?

February 15th, 2009 · 20 Comments

The Washington Post has a strong history of being “fair and balanced” within its pages when it comes to Global Warming issues, providing column inch after column inch of space to those actively seeking to deceive when it comes to what might (what likely will be) the most critical issue for this century. Without question, […]

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

Washington Post’s misguided outrage over Chevy Volt

October 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

After stridently supporting the Wall Street bailout, this morning’s Washington Post’s lead editorial launched a broadside against the bailout plan for the automobile industry. Amid this uneven editorial, which both raises legitimate questions and displays an impressive tone-deafness when contrasted with supporting bailouts for financial ‘tycoons’, is this paragraph: Congress approved $7,500 tax credits for […]

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Tags: automobiles · Energy · PHEV

Post on Bush’s speech

April 17th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Sadly, newspapers are reporting on George W Bush’s monstrocity of a speech on Climate Change, making a mockery of the concept of action related to Glboal Warming. Guess that they have to, although the nation will be far better served when this man no longer occupies the Oval Office. Let us take a few moments […]

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Tags: climate change · environmental · Global Warming · government energy policy

WE … WashPost Reporting Balanced vs Objective

April 1st, 2008 · 7 Comments

Tomorrow, Al Gore and the Alliance for Climate Protection are launching a $300 million advertising campaign to mobilize American support for serious action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in “one of the most ambitious and costly public advocacy campaigns in U.S. history.” One of the real challenges when it comes to press reporting on […]

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Tags: Al Gore · an inconvenient truth · bjorn lomborg · carbon dioxide · climate change · climate delayers · coal · Congress · emissions · Energy · environmental · Global Warming · global warming deniers · government energy policy

Truthiness to truth … a matter of a few words?

November 9th, 2007 · Comments Off on Truthiness to truth … a matter of a few words?

Truthiness too often reigns in reporting and editorializing re energy issues. Sometimes it is simply energy illiteracy, a lack of knowledge. Sometimes it is failing to understand some complexity or fundamental factors at play. Sometimes, clearly, and likely often, it is malicious and malelovent, seeking to mislead, confuse, and sway with false information.  And, well, […]

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Tags: climate change · Global Warming · journalism

Framing Climate Change politics — Truthiness reigns at the Post

November 6th, 2007 · 2 Comments

On the front page, above the fold, of The Washington Post this morning:  Climate Is a Risky Issue for Democrats:  Candidates Back Costly Proposals A misleading title to a misleading article that frames the entire discussion in a misleading light, fostering a truthiness that has impeded real movement forward in the battle to turn the […]

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Tags: climate change · democrats · Global Warming