February 23, 2010

MARC DANZIGER: Where Tone Torpedoes Credibility. “Newsweek science editor Sharon Begley torpedoes her own credibility and undermines the credibility of the review in her lede . . . Why is fact-checking Lomborg awful? Because you …ewww … have to read him? Sorry, Sharon, but that’s just unworthy of anyone who would claim to be ‘NEWSWEEK’s science editor.’ Or if not, it tells me something about Newsweek.” This is what passes for mainstream journalism today — telling the Kewl Kidz what they want to hear.

Meanwhile, BoingBoing ran with it, but is getting pushback in the comments.

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