Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Newsweek editor debunks Newsweek global warming story

Robert Samuelson, a contributing editor of Newsweek, criticizes Newsweek's own cover story on global warming, "The Truth about Denial," in which the magazine paints global warming advocates as the "mainstream" of science while those who disagree are part of a "well-coordinated, well-funded campaign" of "deniers." Samuelson writes, for example:
Newsweek's "denial machine" is a peripheral and highly contrived story. Newsweek implied, for example, that Exxon Mobil used a think tank to pay academics to criticize global-warming science. Actually, this accusation was long ago discredited, and Newsweek shouldn't have lent it respectability.
Hat tip: Marc Morano.

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