Jul
14
2009

Ben Stein and NYT 'Get Really Seriously Wrong'

Stating quite succinctly how "there is an ongoing issue about whether global warming deniers should be treated seriously by the media, given that they have about as much scientific support for their position as the flat-Earth crew," economist Dean Baker (Beat the Press, 7/11/09) notes how the July 11 "New York Times goes them one better in finding a global warming ignorer": Apparently, Ben Stein has never heard about global warming. How else can someone interpret this paragraph: I don't believe we need to do something radical about energy, but even assuming that we do, why do it right now? […]