Big Journalism III
Posted by Jeff Id on January 12, 2010
The exciting conclusion to Patrick Courrielche’s writeup of climate gate.
Suffice it to say the Mosh might want to move to another, more friendly country, perhaps North Korea. I enjoyed Patricks story, he did a good job being accurate, tAV didn’t get noticed as the blog which has discussed the emails as much as any other and he keeps pointing out how tiny it is. It doesn’t really matter, climategate is public knowledge to some degree.
One issue I thought Big Journalism might have covered (due to the name) was the initial complete lack of coverage by MSM, followed by the very poor and biased coverage shortly after. I mean, recal the rant on that goofy article with 5 Associated Press reporters ‘exhaustively’ examining the emails and then repeating the party line. What a joke it was. I’ve been reading the papers for a long time now, and still wouldn’t have made the stupid claim to have figured all of the emails out. There were a number of instances which Christy, McIntyre and Zorita other scientists point out which are best understood only by the people who’s papers were victims of the scam. For a group that didn’t break any initial stories on the subject, to finally after weeks claim exaustive review and nothing to see here. You know darn well, they started the ‘review’ already knowing the conclusion.
The reason it’s worth mentioning again, is that the public is still largely unaware of climategate and almost fully unaware of its consequences. This lack of understanding came about due entirely to the huge liberal bias in the media outlets which didn’t want to report a big story simply because it damaged their darling ‘climate change’ issue. So again, in what is probably the millionth example, the dying, dishonest, corrupt, free media, suppressed a story, gave up more credibility and profit, all for the sake of an unspoken political position. Instead of honest reporting, all we get is regurgitation of Michael Mann’s, Phil Jones and Schmidt’s sophist defenses.