Wednesday, August 9, 2017

More Fake News: NYT’s ‘Leaked’ Climate Report

The New York Times claimed Monday to expose a climate change report that network journalists worried would be "suppressed". That morning the news networks pounced on the story, speculating about the Trump administration’s nefarious plans. The morning shows in their anti-Trump zeal hid from their audiences that the NYT's "leaked secret report" was not in fact secret, and has actually been online and available to the public for months.

That didn't stop Good Morning America's Little Georgie Stephanopoulos from exclaiming: “No word yet on whether they will suppress, dismiss, or endorse the report.” 

CBS This Morning's Major Garrett offered a lecture on what the document means: “The lack of comment from officials here and from those at some of the relevant federal agencies about this report's startling conclusions suggest not just skepticism but, at least initially, a lack of curiosity.”. 

According to Alex Pappas on FoxNews.com, “Scientists had already debunked The New York Times' claim it had leaked a secret, gloomy climate change report which it published amid fears President Trump would suppress it.” He noted that the Times darkly fretted that the draft report “has not yet been made public” but “a copy of it was obtained by The New York Times.”  

Pappas explained that those who worked on the report are pushing back against the claims, saying the version that was obtained and posted in full by the New York Times has actually been online and available to the public for months.  Robert Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University who is listed on the report as among the lead authors, said on Twitter: “It's not clear what the news is in this story.” 

Manufactured News Dr. Robert. Manufactured News.......

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