Why doesn’t AP just cut out the middleman and publish the Climategate scientists’ press releases?
The middleman in this case is the notorious alarmist Seth Borenstein, who claims to have exhaustively reviewed the Climategate emails with his famously dispasionate eye:
By Seth Borenstein, Raphael Satter and Malcolm Ritter, Dec 12, 2009
“E-mails stolen from climate scientists show they stonewalled skeptics and discussed hiding data — but the messages don’t support claims that the science of global warming was faked, according to an exhaustive review by The Associated Press.”
But the very same emails show just how very cosy Borenstein is to these same Climategate scientists, asking them for ammunition against a sceptical paper and a sceptic he accuses of “hyping wildly”:
On Jul 23, 2009, at 11:54 AM, Borenstein, Seth wrote:
Kevin, Gavin, Mike,
It’s Seth again. Attached is a paper in JGR today that
Marc Morano is hyping wildly. It’s in a legit journal. Whatchya think?
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Anthony Watts explains why Borenstein should be sacked as science reporter.
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