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Climate vigilantes: How to get real facts into media coverage of climate:

Climate vigilantes: How to get real facts into media coverage of climate:

Did you hear that popping sound last Thursday? That was the sound of thousands of New York Times readers’ heads exploding after reading public editor Arthur Brisbane’s piece on whether the paper has an obligation to challenge falsehoods at the risk of being a labeled a “truth vigilante.” Obvious , laughable , and ridiculous were just a handful of the responses to his piece across the internet. But there’s another word to describe it: enlightening. Brisbane’s post offered a peek behind the curtain at how the mainstream media perceives objectivity. In short, it’s akin to stenography. While the concept of reporter-as-stenographer isn’t necessarily news, seeing it laid so bare in the public eye is. And the roar of the response is a sign of the pent-up frustration many people have with the way our media functions. It’s easy to understand why. Stenographic objectivity has given ...

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