UPDATED: Is This News, Yet?
Just a quick note that the Climategate scandal has reached the level at which scientists are stepping down, and the only mention of the issue in our state’s environmentalism-besotted paper of record hasn’t been from its environment department, but in a letter to the editor.
You know, it’s kind of like that scene in Men in Black in which Tommy Lee Jones explains to Will Smith that the tabloids — in which aliens make regular appearances — offer the best investigative reporting on the planet. To read the top environmental story of the day, you have to turn to the bottom of the opinion page.
Then again, it can hardly be considered a surprise. The Projo’s environment page actually has the header “Projo Green,” which intrinsically expresses a bias. Perhaps the paper should begin collecting its political news under the header “Projo Blue.”
The Providence Journal did indeed run this story (on page B3) the day after I put up this post. I should also note that the Commentary page did mention the scandal in an editorial on the 28th, although I can’t find it online, at the moment.