Get Energy Smart Now! The Washington Post editors are, in essence, going silent when it comes to George Will’s use of their pages for disinformat
February 21, 2009

Get Energy Smart Now!

The Washington Post editors are, in essence, going silent when it comes to George Will’s use of their pages for disinformation on global warming issues. And, from that silence, the Post’s Ombudsman emerged to embrace the Will-ful deceit. And, for whatever reason, unlike the myriad other times that Washington Post opinion pages have been handed over to truthiness from global warming deniers, skeptics, and delayers, this occasion is seeing a bit of a blogosphere wide expression of outrage.

GESN! has an impressive list of fact finders who debunk all of Will's truthiness. But it's more than just Will's truthiness. WaPo has a long history of fact-light reporting when it comes to the environment, as A Siegel documents:

In short, the problem is not just the Post’s relationship with George Will, but the Post’s utter failure to hold their columnists to any reasonable standard in terms of evidence when it comes to climate change and energy pieces.

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