Yet one more reason the Washington Times will never be confused with the N.Y. Times

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Momentarily, the conservative media fudged their climate coverage – but this time it was a bit personal.

In a front-page article for The Washington Times this week, the statements of Kit Batten–the Center for American Progress’s head of energy and environmental policy–were severely misconstrued. In its article on the climate talks in D.C. this week, the paper wrote:

Kit Batten, director of energy and environmental policy at the Center for American Progress, said she did not think the U.S. meetings would “pull away a lot of large emitting nations that have committed to the Kyoto process.”

Except that’s not Batten’s stance at all, nor does that represent Batten’s message during her interview with The Washington Times. Hours later, you can see a much-appreciated editorial correction:

CORRECTION: Due to an editing error, The Washington Times today incorrectly stated the position of Kit Batten, director of energy and environmental policy at the Center for American Progress. Ms. Batten said she was afraid that U.S. conferences on global warming would “pull away a lot of large emitting nations that have committed to the Kyoto process.”

Doh! Bush’s climate summit is nothing more than an obstructionist greenwashing stunt.

The U.S. media in general has blown the climate story countless times, and frankly, wouldn’t it be nice to see bolded CORRECTIONs plastered on each and every one of those pieces?

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3 Responses to Yet one more reason the Washington Times will never be confused with the N.Y. Times

  1. Ron says:

    Here’s a possible solution you may want to discuss -

    http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&ned=us&ie=UTF-8&ncl=1121333390

    Also, any word from Hansen on whether he’d like to comment on what I’ve said about AGW science?

  2. IANVS says:

    Ron,

    No, but your Commander-in-Chief of the world still has his eye on the ball.