26 Apr '11, 10pm

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But, but [splutter] ... what is Nisbet's report if not a carefully constructed and packaged narrative designed to tell Walsh and others what they should think? In fact, the entire Breakthrough assault on environmental groups, begun in 2005, has been one of the most adept and skillful constructions of a media narrative I've ever witnessed. They and their acolytes are brilliant at manipulating the professional mores and self-images of journalists. By contrast, love him or hate him (and I'm a lover), Joe Romm is not exactly a slick media spin artist. He doesn't seem to know any way of communicating other than by stating, in the strongest possible terms, what he believes to be correct. He doesn't couch his criticism in the sort of soothing, this-side, that-side, we're-all-reasonable-people throat clearing that attracts the admiration of Serious People. He just blasts away, all...

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