What is it with “journalism” these days?
Posted by Jeff Id on May 11, 2014
Fabius Maximus wrote a post about the tea party which disparaged the Air Vent crowd. Apparently we are tribal and all you guys must belong to the tea party.
Comments frequently remind me of this. I posted a comment the skeptics at Jeff Condon’s The Air Vent about the benefits of properly citing the source of graphics. Amazingly, the folks there disagreed. ““I don’t think references add much credibility.” After all, “climate scientists make plenty of errors on blogs just like the rest of us.” Worth a read of their tribal reactions.”
He literally took the sentence: “I don’t think references add much credibility to correlation sorted paleoclimatology.” to “I don’t think references add much credibility”. And called it amazing that I disagreed with the need to cite. It looks like Fabius will be interviewing for MSNBC this week.
This is the same individual who stopped by critiquing my copy-pasted reference to a chart I borrowed from WUWT, made several odd claims on a variety of subjects both politics and science, and several obscure claims about climate scientists — all without references.
It’s somewhat similar to the incidence of fake quotes so often found on conservative’s websites.
This is not often found in the work of climate scientists, who tend to be careful about selecting and citing sources.
Anyway, I left a rough comment for him at his obviously superior “journalism” blog, perhaps he deserves a few friends.
More interestingly, I had fun this weekend at the folks house. This is my son driving the lawn tractor (blades off of course) for the first time. We were returning from dumping about our 10th load of leaves. He was pretty serious about it!