From Michael Bastach at Daily Caller,
TheNYT ran a front page article Tuesday claiming to have exclusively obtained a draft climate report that “directly contradicts claims by President Trump and members of his cabinet” on global warming.
Unnamed scientists told TheNYT they feared the Trump administration would suppress the climate report. The report is part of the National Climate Assessment that’s released to the public every four years.
Climate scientists that worked on the report, however, were quick to point out it’s been online since January. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration published a copy of the report online in March. More.
Reality check: The significance of the story isn’t that they were wrong but what they were wrong about: Public information is not a brownbag scoop. Clearly, the Times no longer hires out of the top drawer.
The big worry is that media like that will end up as part of the Western world’s tax dollar, rewarded by their actual victims for incompetent or corrupt news claims.
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