Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Newsweek Eats Crow

Newsweek had all of one week to enjoy the spotlight from it's outrageous atricle on the global climate warming change "denial machine," a ridiculous one-sided hit piece designed to continue the effort to silence critics of global warming science. It was an article that falsely claimed that ExxonMobile was funding the "denial machine," while failing to mention that "silenced" global warming hero James Hansen has received a quarter million from the Heinz Foundation.

So embarrassing is the article that one of Newsweek's own editors, Robert Samuelson - himself an advocate of global warming science and emissions reductions - felt compelled to discredit it in the very next edition of the magazine:

We in the news business often enlist in moral crusades. Global warming is among the latest. Unfortunately, self-righteous indignation can undermine good journalism. Last week's NEWSWEEK cover story on global warming is a sobering reminder.

But hey, it raised awareness!

Incidentally, Inhofe's EPW blog lists the disparity in funding at $50 billion to $19 million, in favor of proponents of global warming science. Furthermore, Newsweek apparently knew that before the "denial machine" story was published.

Why, one might think there was some hidden agenda at work here.

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