I have seen this strategy among pro-software patent, pro-proprietary software journos-for-sale as well as pro-fossil fuel industry ‘think tanks’.

Very nicely written letter to the NYT. I wonder why people did not realise this of their own, sooner.

Leaves caution behind

A letter sent to the public editor of the New York Times:

Dear Mr Brisbane,

You are no doubt deluged by complaints about the NY Times’ climate change coverage, and so I am sorry to add to the volume of your correspondence on the subject.

I refer you to “Rising Sea Levels Seen as Threat to Coastal U.S.”, Justin Gillis, March 13, 2012.

The article makes a point of quoting Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, for a contrary view on warming.

Why? If there was an earthquake, the Times would not seek out a denier of earthquakes. If this was an article on medicine, the Times would not automatically seek out the views of a homeopath or acupuncturist. If this was an article on astronomy, you (the Times) would

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