The Washington Post‘s Howard Kurtz spends his Sunday mornings as the host of Reliable Sources, the media criticism show on CNN. Yesterday (12/13/09), one segment concerned the Washington Post‘s decision to print an op-ed (12/9/09) on “Climategate” by Sarah Palin.
It prompted this exchange with guest John Aravosis of Americablog:
ARAVOSIS: What newspapers aren’t supposed to do is present an issue that’s already decided as being a he said/she said of, hey, half the people say yes, half the people say no.
KURTZ: So you say it’s already decided.
ARAVOSIS: Ninety percent of scientists believe global warming is manmade.
KURTZ: And Sarah Palin has said that manmade activity contributes to global warming.
I’m not sure where Palin said that, but in her Post op-ed she wrote this:
But while we recognize the occurrence of these natural, cyclical environmental trends, we can’t say with assurance that man’s activities cause weather changes.