Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Media fall for climate hoax

So much for those layers of editors and fact checkers.

Here's yet another example of The New York Times and The Washington Post copy and pasting a story without checking it.

"In a story posted Monday morning, Reuters declared: “The Chamber of Commerce said on Monday it will no longer opposes climate change legislation, but wants the bill to include a carbon tax.”

Reuters updated the story to acknowledge the hoax, but it was too late: The Washington Post and the New York Times had already posted the fake story on their Web sites. "

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