Thursday, 10 December 2009

Climategate (ad nauseum, I know)


Your refusal to cover the Climategate scandal at any proper length is contemptible.

Consider that the file was most likely leaked by a whistleblower from within the CRU, rather than hacked by horrible skeptic bastards like me. Think about it - if only for two quiet minutes on your own.

This story is huge. Who can say it had no bearing on last week's political events in Australia, or of the Japanese JSER scientists recent rebuke to the IPCC? You might ignore Climategate all you want, but there are serious people in positions of power who most likely are carefully weighing the implications of this scandal, even as you seek to bury it.

You are condemning your publication to widespread contempt and eventual irrelevance with this stupid decision to ignore a major international story. What good will that do your standing on other issues with more direct relevance to Taiwanese independence?

Shame on you.

As ever,
Michael Fagan

(Sent: Thursday 10th December 2009. Unpublished by the Taipei Times)

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