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  • beijingyank beijingyank Nov 24, 2009 8:29 PM Flag

    Andrew Revkin Spins ‘ClimateGate’ Story

    "Six paragraphs into the story, Revkin kicked his spin machine into overdrive. "The evidence pointing to a growing human contribution to global warming is so widely accepted that the hacked material is unlikely to erode the overall argument," he wrote.

    In short, he dismissed the evidence rather than reporting it. While he couldn't ignore the story because it's too big, he did the next best thing -- tell his readers the news doesn't matter...The other angle that Revkin has addressed only in passing thus far is the fact that his close connections in the global warming community make him a part of the story. E-mails to, from and about Revkin were part of the online document dump. Power Line dug into some of those notes."

    From Accuracy in MediaFor fairness, balance, and accuracy in news reporting

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    • Revkin writes:

      But he added that he thought the revelations might backfire against climate skeptics. He said that he thought that the messages showed ''the integrity of scientists.''

      This is nice propaganda. It’s not journalism, but it’s nice propaganda.

      ''This shows these are people willing to bend rules and go after other people's reputations in very serious ways,'' said Dr. Michaels

      This is nice for balance but the connotation is sinister in that the Slimes are experts, well experienced in the specialty of “bending rules and going after other people’s reputations.”

    • "The evidence pointing to a growing human contribution to global warming is so widely accepted that the hacked material is unlikely to erode the overall argument," Rivkin wrote...

      Dude, there are 30,000 scientists suing Al "I invented the Internet/Ken Lay buddy" Gore.

      This yutz Rivkin is one hell of a Leni Ravenstahl want ot be failure.

      • 1 Reply to pulitzerprotocols
      • We own the main stream media.

        They will not report anything about the emails to the public.

        Trillions of oligarch dollars are banking on global warming legislation.

        Soon the world will be paying them taxes as we re-engineer the world.

        It is not our fault, and don't blame us because the unclean masses are so stupid.

        The oligarchs will secure their wealth for limitless generations, and the useless eaters will be our doting serfs or be dead.

        Get used to it and forget about it. There are too many other things more important we should to talking about.

    • ov vey - NYT trippin over their own feet to spin this one - this is a MAJOR WORLDWIDE FRAUD

      any media that does not report it is just a cover for left-wing politics

      in Journalism there are ONLY 2 positions: either they are COVERING a story; or they are COVERING-UP a story

      • 1 Reply to splashdown_man
      • These hacked emails are not a smoking gun they are a mushroom cloud.

        This Revkin ploy was used by Noam Chomsky about 911. 911, the biggest historical event in a half a century, whose aftermath will effect the coming century said, "Who cares? There are more important things to think about."

        The Slimes are gatekeepers, not for the left, but for the cabal of oligarchs, and their zionist/neocon administrators. They represent the ongoing theft of the nation as tax payer's money go to fight two illegal wars based on another lie.

        This fraud is too big to cover up. Global criminal investigations are coming. It appears the Slimes can’t stand the heat, so they will get out of the kitchen. The goose will still get cooked though and the Slime's reputation will suffer once again.

        Have they no shame?

    • From the same article ""The documents appear to have been acquired illegally and contain all manner of private information and statements that were never intended for the public eye, so they won't be posted here," he wrote -- as if the Times hasn't published illegally obtained news before.

      Blogger Ed Driscoll aptly called that sentence "a staggering moment of hypocrisy" on Revkin's part. Michael Goldfarb of The Weekly Standard added: "If Revkin's position is that he will not reproduce publicly available e-mails simply because they put the authors -- whom he happens to agree with and whose increasingly questionable agenda he happens to support -- in a bad light, then he ought to consider another career."

      The New York Slimes the paper of record, not.

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