. . . So Well Read. . .

Like the old Midwestern man standing on his porch, surveying the snow drifts and declaring “Don’t know what all this global warming fuss is about!”, the Wall Street Journal continues its crusade to diligently ignore climate change, even in its ostensibly neutral news pages. On January 9, when most mainstream media sources led with the story that 2012 was the hottest year on record in the lower 48 U.S. states, the Journal relegated the news to page 4, devoting less than 500 words to the topic. By contrast, the Times gave an article twice as long valuable front-page real estate, and followed up with several posts across its blogs. The Washington Post followed suit, covering the record-breaking temperatures not only with a page-one article but with a blog post in the Business section and on its new streaming video channel. You would think the WSJ would be interested; there are…

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