2 thoughts on “WaPo front page: Orange Chinese haze blamed on CO2”

  1. The New York Times used the same dishonest tactic a few days ago and I commented then:

    Ah, yes, the old snake oil sales trick. Basically, it’s lying without actually lying. Showing this picture along with an article about CO2 causes the ignoramuses (and there are many) to assume CO2 is what they’re seeing, all without the article actually saying so. The same tactic is used in every TV special you’ve ever seen and many newscasts about global warming. While the commentator is speaking off screen, they invariably show on screen, the age old, natural process of glacial “calving,”(huge chunks of ice breaking off into the ocean), leaving the ignoramus viewers (and there are many) believing it is caused by global warming, without the commentator actually saying so. So, you see, lying without actually lying is a primary tool for those who are adept at ignorance manipulation (IM).

    People (and there are many) who are too damn lazy to find the truth on their own, but instead, prefer to blindly accept someone else’s opinion (or lie) as their own truth will be the death of us all.

  2. I knew journalism was terminally ill when my mother, a proofreader for a newspaper, retired in the 1990’s – and was not replaced.
    The lack of interest in accuracy – even at the level of spelling and grammar – on the part of the publisher and editorial staff was to me symptomatic of the total abandonment of the concept of a ‘quality product.’
    Reliance on spell-checkers with no comprehension of context fosters more problems.

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