WaPo’s Ombudsman throws a sliver of bone to reality while ignoring the lion’s share of complaints re: Will’s falsehoods

Really?? This is pretty thin gruel. More tomorrow. I’m so disgusted with it tonight, I’m shotgunning three different food metaphors.  Aw, hell. Make it four:

4 responses to “WaPo’s Ombudsman throws a sliver of bone to reality while ignoring the lion’s share of complaints re: Will’s falsehoods

  1. Absolutely agree. My post on his comment thread:

    There is a serious issue here: you focus simply on ice extent, when that is only one of many distortions and, yes, falsehoods in Will’s first column.

    Why not deal with his misrepresentation of the Global Cooling discussion … and his abuse of cited sources to misrepresent their totality?

    What about his claims about Global Warming having stopped for a decade?

    And, today’s column?

    To start with, the direct falsehood that Will had been challenged on only one assertion when, as per above, I’ve just shown three (and there were others).

    And, his misrepresentation of the NYTimes article which he uses to attack the Times.

    And …

    The list is impressively long for just two columns.

  2. Now we know who got it wrong:

    “… Will’s own research assistant, Greg Reed. When the column was submitted on Feb. 12 to The Washington Post Writers Group, which edits and syndicates it, Reed sent an accompanying e-mail that provided roughly 20 Internet reference links in support of key assertions in the column ….”

    I’d certainly like to see these “roughly 20” links.
    I can count to 20. I wonder why …. ah, fergettit.

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