Saturday, August 08, 2020

A contrast in coverage …

… John Robson: Forbes falls to cancel culture as it erases environmentalist's mea culpa | National Post. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Their initial wary response asked “the angle of your column” and suggested “a brief call for us to connect.” I retorted that “the ‘angle’ of my column has no bearing on the reasons for your decision” and asked bluntly “Was it because you discovered a factual error? Because of protests from subscribers? Because of protests from within the organization? Because something in it struck you as legally problematic? It’s a pretty major decision. I assume someone fairly senior in the organization took it, and that this person knows why. Please ask them, and tell me what they said.”

The environmentalist's apology: how Michael Shellenberger unsettled some of his prominent supporters. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
Though it's pretty clear how the Guardian leans on this (see announcement toward the bottom that we have only "88 days to save the Earth," this article is still a pretty good piece of reporting.

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