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Saturday, October 19, 2013

LA Times bans letters from climate skeptics

A recent meeting of the LA Times Editorial Board.

All the news that won't be printed
  • The LA Times won't print letters to the editor they disagree with.  Gee, tell me something I don't know.  Over many years they have never published even one of my letters so fuck 'em.  I don't buy their leftist paper any more.  Let them go out of business.

The leftist Democrat boot-licking Los Angeles Times is giving the cold shoulder to global warming skeptics.

Paul Thornton, editor of the paper’s letters section, recently wrote a letter of his own, stating flatly that he won't publish letters from those skeptical of man’s role in our planet’s warming climate. In Thornton’s eyes, those people are often wrong -- and he doesn’t print obviously wrong statements.

“Simply put, I do my best to keep errors of fact off the letters page; when one does run, a correction is published,” Thornton wrote. “Saying ‘there’s no sign humans have caused climate change’ is not stating an opinion, it’s asserting a factual inaccuracy,” reports Fox News.

What amounts to a ban on discourse about climate change stirred outrage among scientists who have written exactly that sort of letter.

"In a word, the LA Times should be ashamed of itself," William Happer, a physics professor at Princeton, told FoxNews.com.

"There was an effective embargo on alternative opinions, so making it official really does not change things," said Jan Breslow, head of the Laboratory of Biochemical Genetics and Metabolism at The Rockefeller University in New York.

“The free press in the U.S. is trying to move the likelihood of presenting evidence on this issue from very low to impossible,” J. Scott Armstrong, co-founder of the Journal of Forecasting and a professor of marketing at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, told FoxNews.com.

Happer, Breslow and Armstrong are among 38 climate scientists that wrote a widely discussed letter titled “No Need to Panic About Global Warming,” which was published in The Wall Street Journal in Jan. 2012.

The letter argued that there was no compelling scientific argument for drastic action to “decarbonize” the world's economy. It generated such extensive public debate about man’s role in global warming that the Journal published a second letter from the group a few weeks later.

Who needs newspapers when you can Blog?
Dead tree based news is so 18th century.
With the Internet you can read news from around the world.

It's called Freedom of the Press.
In the olden days you went out and purchased a printing press, spread the news around the community and called yourself a reporter.  Today you buy a computer, spread the news around the community and call yourself a reporter. 
Nothing has changed, the political hacks and liars still hate to be reported on by the media no matter what form it takes.  Just when the Statist scum think they have the Elite Media under their total control, then along comes the Internet.  Suddenly the bought and paid for Media Elites have been bypassed. 
Today every person on earth with a computer can publish an Internet newspaper.  Self righteous leftist rags like the L.A. or New York Times are no longer needed to read the news. 

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