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More NY Times Fake Climate News

The propaganda machine "leaks" an alarming report that wasn't actually leaked at all.

Jordan Candler · Aug. 9, 2017

The Leftmedia has one objective: To vilify the Trump administration whenever the opportunity arises. Of course, this opens the door to gross bias and stories that are just flat-out wrong. The coinage for this is the now-ubiquitous term “fake news.” The New York Times was caught once again spreading propaganda in its report on the latest Climate Science Special Report (CSSR). The final draft contains the typical anxiety-laden language of how man-made global warming will be significantly detrimental to humanity. But the Times’ politicking of the CSSR’s plight is even worse.

Initially, Fox News points out, “The [NYT] story … said the draft report ‘has not yet been made public’ but ‘a copy of it was obtained by The New York Times.’” Only that erroneous claim didn’t fly for very long. And it wasn’t whistleblowers who exposed the Times’ duplicity.

Rutgers professor Bob Kopp, who contributed to CSSR, tweeted, “It’s not clear what the news is in this story; posted draft is public review draft from Dec, and WH review hasn’t yet missed Aug 18 deadline” to officially endorse the CSSR. A few moments later he added, “The Times’ leaked draft has been on the Internet Archive since January, during the public comment period.” Kopp’s colleague Katharine Hayhoe likewise tweeted, “Important to point out that this report was already accessible to anyone who cared to read it during public review & comment time. Few did.”

Translation: Nothing was really leaked at all. The Times’ story now contains this correction: “While it was not widely publicized, the report was uploaded by the nonprofit Internet Archive in January; it was not first made public by The New York Times.” Oops. What the Times saw was a chance to exploit an obscure report to further its agenda of portraying Donald Trump as a Neanderthal who “could change or suppress the report” without the public’s knowledge. It also attempted to paint ecofascists as good Samaritans who had no choice but to “leak” a report to save humanity. Instead, the public now has even more proof that the Times continues to lack journalistic integrity.

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