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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Climate (and Journalism) Change

Matt Ridley in the latest issue of The Spectator hails the difficult, pioneering work of grassroots journalists in the recent exposure of corrupt “climate change” science:
Journalists are wont to moan that the slow death of newspapers will mean a disastrous loss of investigative reporting. The web is all very well, they say, but who will pay for the tenacious sniffing newshounds to flush out the real story? "Climategate" proves the opposite to be true. It was amateur bloggers who scented the exaggerations, distortions and corruptions in the climate establishment; whereas newspaper reporters, even after the scandal broke, played poodle to their sources.
Mature, skeptical investigative journalism is thriving outside of the mainstream media.

Read the whole piece here.