NYT does Hatchet job on Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truths

| March 13, 2007 | 2 Replies

As reported by Media Matters:

New York Times science writer William J. Broad reported on criticism of former Vice President Al Gore’s portrayal of the threat of global warming in the documentary An Inconvenient Truth by citing scientists who “argue that some of Mr. Gore’s central points are exaggerated and erroneous.” Broad wrote that “scientists are sensitive to [the film's] details and claims” and that Gore has received criticism not “only from conservative groups and prominent skeptics of catastrophic warming, but also from rank-and-file scientists.” But of the sources cited in the article, at least four have records of misinformation on the issue.

It’s pretty amazing to see the claims made by this article in the NYT.  This article by Media Matters exposes the falsehoods of the article and the disreputable backgrounds of the “experts” quoted in the article.  The remaining question is why the NYT would publish such a piece.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich and his wife, Anne Jay, live in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where they are raising their two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Tim Hogan says:

    Bill O'Reilly made the NYT do it!

  2. Step Back says:

    Thanks for the link to M&M.

    From your posts below where you wonder why our minds operate the way they do, it is apparent that you have much to learn –that is if you and you (as they say on Fight Club) are willing to learn.

    The NYT hit piece was a photshop job as I show here at my website.

    The NYT hit piece was a sophisticated psycho-linguistic programming job. That 3 alarm fire made your reptilian brain center wince. Yet "you" probably did not notice it. (Sounds weird, doesn't it? But then again, the theory that the Earth circles the Sun sounded weird back then in the enlightened days.)

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