Newsweek, of course, has its own asterisked footnote: “Or so claim well-funded naysayers who still reject overwhelming evidence of climate change. Inside the denial machine.”
The magazine’s article on global warming deniers is better than the cover, but the eye-grabbing headline may well mislead casual readers — and the picture of the blazing sun, underlining a favorite denier myth, also adds to the misleading picture.
Aren’t we past the time when deniers deserve this much space? And why does Newsweek‘s website runs the two deceptive Competitive Enterprise Institute ads without any rebuttal.
I’d also add that the cover, even with the footnote, is still wrong. Most (but not all) deniers accept the “overwhelming evidence of climate change” — since it is just too damn overwhelming not to accept — but they just assert that: