Wednesday, March 03, 2010
LOL! A Reprise
Other headlines over the past two weeks, are, “Climate-Change Debate Is Heating Up in Deep Freeze,” “Global Warming Skeptics Lambaste Plan to Increase Funding For Climate Change Research,” “U.N. Climate Panel Admits Dutch Sea Level Flaw,” “Utah Delivers Vote of No Confidence for ‘Climate Alarmists’,” “Global Warming Debate Heats Up In Wake of Record Snowstorms,” “Lake Erie Frozen Over: First Time in 14 Years,” “Top U.N. Climate Official Yvo de Boer Resigning,” “New Climate Agency Head Tried to Suppress Data, Critics Charge,” “Climategate Meets The Law: Senator Inhofe to Ask For DOJ Investigation,” and, “Climategate: The World’s Biggest Story, Everywhere But Here.”
This last article really caught my attention! It was very revealing as to what our media in the U.S. is not reporting. “It’s been called the ‘biggest scientific scandal in history.’ It has everything to earn Pulitzer consideration: lies and misconduct in high places, political implications, even massive financial transactions that may or may not be legitimate or even legal. It’s big news . . . as long as you read the (London) Telegraph, the Guardian, the London Times, or even major Indian papers. It’s no news at all if you read the U.S. mainstream media.” Ouch!
So, “the world’s biggest story” is virtually ignored by our media. What has happened to our 4th Estate (Journalism)? These knights of the press were once responsible for keeping the three branches of government in check by a determined doggedness in getting to the bottom of stories and issues. Such once noble efforts now would seem to be a part of the past. Where are those who would settle for nothing but truth in reporting? A story such as Climategate should be red meat for reporters!