Accuracy in Media

The New York Times made a serious mistake when the basis of their article, an allegedly “leaked” report on climate change, was discovered to have been released to the public.

The Times ran their article, which claimed that climate change scientists leaked the report to the newspaper out of fear the Trump administration would quash the report.

However, scientists who wrote the draft of the government report took to social media to point out that this report was public knowledge since January 2017. The White House chimed in and also made the same point, expressing their disappointment in the Times’ lack of fact-checking before making their claim.

Another egg on the face of the New York Times.

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