It is now three weeks since the Danish Ministry of Science repudiated an attack by one of its committees on environmental author Bjorn Lomborg; see my December 19 entry for details. And although The Washington Post gave prominent A-section attention when the charges against Lomborg were made--DANISH PROFESSOR DENOUNCED FOR "SCIENTIFIC DISHONESTY"--the Post has yet to say a peep about the charges being withdrawn. So, Washington Post: When someone is accused that's a big story, and when the same person is vindicated by the agency that supervises the accuser, that's no story? Pretty cheesy, Post.
Yeah, it's kind of like the way the stories about Halliburton being cleared of overcharging don't mention Dick Cheney with the kind of prominence that he got when there was a "scandal."