'Newspaper retracts "climategate" story, months too late'

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    Many people realized this story made no sense given the evidence, but it fit into a worldview which opposes anything considered progressive or even scientific. It amazes how unknowledgeable the average citizen is - and that is true in most nations not just America. So much of debate and discussion is over topics that many knew were false, and yet they still occupy the mind and the knowledge of many.


    'The Times of London published utterly untrue stories about the "climategate" emails; now they regret the error'

    "It was obvious to anyone who actually bothered to read the stolen "climategate" emails that they didn't actually contain anything particularly scandalous, and they certainly didn't contain anything at all that remotely called into the question the legitimacy of years of science demonstrating the effect of human activity on climate change.

    But once the name "climategate" was affixed to the trumped-up non-scandal and printed in large type in a major newspaper, it didn't matter what the emails said. Not a whit. Emails, scandal, "-gate" -- there must be something to this!

    There wasn't. Amazingly, The Sunday Times of London has now effectively retracted its most damning stories on the manufactured outrage. Months too late, obviously."


    Newspaper retracts "climategate" story, months too late - War Room - Salon.com


    Newspapers Retract 'Climategate' Claims, but Damage Still Done - Newsweek

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    "Given all this, a robust debate about public opinion would seem warranted. If Americans cannot think straight about events of the magnitude of 9/11 and the Iraq War, what can they think straight about? But no such debate has been forthcoming. Instead, we have had endless arguments about the media and the nefariousness of the Bush administration. Both of these arguments have merit, in my opinion. But the real problem is with Americans. Too many simply pay so little attention to politics that they are sitting ducks for manipulative politicians."

    American Democracy: The 10 Alarm Fire We're Ignoring
    History News Network


    "The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter." Winston Churchill
     
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    Now that Gore is going to lose half of his wealth (Tennessee is a community property State), look for the global warming crisis to crank back up.

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    Darned conservative media.
     
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    In a totally unrelated story, The Times of London has amassed a large sum of money with no easily traceable source.
    :lol:
     
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    I read your articles and there was no retraction... Care to explain that????

    Your articles cite other statements from the London Times and claims they have "effectively retracted" their climtategate story... WHat does "effectively retracted" mean?

    Well going by what their article says it means anything they wish it to mean..

    THe two articles you linked to talk about london times retracting a story the did about the IPCC claims regarding rainforest's being gone in 40 years.... Yeah not a word about climategate...

    So take your lying propaganda and stick it....:lol::lol:
     

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