22 May '11, 6pm

Scientific American & Lemonick pull a Charlie Sheen — or a Richard

There’s no reason to assume journalistic incompetence here. The more likely explanation is a quid pro quo with advertisers, which is much more loathsome. I don’t think a libel suit will go anywhere, especially since oil companies have unlimited money for attorneys. Organized canceling of subscriptions and raising a public outcry will do more damage. Scientific American has become so casual about the facts that they deserve to be discarded, and their readers referred to competing publications such as Science. We need to remember that Koch, Exxon, and Peabody think their disinformation campaigns through very carefully. Note that now that Monckton has been eviscerated by Abraham- and Lomborg and Wegman have endured similar spankings- the baton is now in the clammy grip of frauds like Watts and McIntyre. W and M specialize in misdirection, feigned outrage, and claims that are ...

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/22/scientific-american...

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