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No Fox folo on climate inquiry it trumpeted in 2010 but @JamesFallows weighs in on Mann's Fate

[1:42 p.m. | Updated The Fox News Web site has posted an Associated Press piece on Mann's exoneration .] A Dot Earth reader from England and Joe Romm have recalled that last year Fox News ran a breathless “exclusive” about the National Science Foundation unleashing its Inspector General to investigate potential impropriety by Michael Mann , the Pennsylvania State University climatologist who for years has been a target of foes of restricting greenhouse gases. According to the Fox reporter, Ed Barnes , such an investigation “will be the first time that climate studies here will be scrutinized by an independent government organization with the skill and tools to investigate effectively.” Now that the results of this landmark investigation are out, one would think that a “fair and balanced” news outlet would be obliged to cover the outcome? Or not…

Full article: http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/24/wheres-fox-f...

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