Just a quick question: Will Andrew Breitbart, the world’s most ethical crusading journalist, ever get around to issuing a correction to this post that appeared at his BigGovernment.com site last week?
Here’s the first paragraph of the post, by “financial writer” Chriss W. Street:
Nature Journal of Science, ranked as the world’s most cited scientific periodical, has just published the definitive study on Global Warming that proves the dominant controller of temperatures in the Earth’s atmosphere is due to galactic cosmic rays and the sun, rather than by man. One of the report’s authors, Professor Jyrki Kauppinen, summed up his conclusions regarding the potential for man-made Global Warming: “I think it is such a blatant falsification.”
The first sentence is a mischaracterization of a summary of a study. Breitbart could conceivably argue that it doesn’t warrant a correction, even though it’s intentionally misleading. But the second sentence is straight-up factually wrong. As Mark Follman writes at Mother Jones, Professor Jurki Kauppinen is not one of the report’s authors. He just isn’t.