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Saturday, July 12, 2008


Covering for Bush

Three days ago, this was the front-page headline (over a New York Times article) in the San Jose Mercury News:
Bush joins pact to fight global warming
Right off the bat, it didn't take a genius to see that that headline was complete nonsense. The "pact" referred to was a conference "declaration," not an actual pact, and had completely unenforceable "goals" for more than 40 years in the future (with no intermediate goals) and lacking even a baseline year from which to measure those goals. A more accurate headline might have been, "Bush succeeds in avoiding any commitment on global warming."

Today there was actual news under this, more accurate headline:

Bush efforts on clean air, warming end
And where did that story appear? Buried on page 7, naturally.

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