L.A. Times Won't Print Letters from Climate Change Deniers

Paul Thorton, the L.A. Times’ letters editor explained the difference between opinions and factual inaccuracies in defending his decision not to print letters that challenge the certainty "that we fossil-fuel-burning humans are driving global warming."

Paul Thorton, the L.A. Times’ letters editor explained the difference between opinions and factual inaccuracies in defending his decision not to print letters that challenge the certainty "that we fossil-fuel-burning humans are driving global warming."


You can read Thorton's full explanation here, but in a nutshell, here it is:

I do my best to keep errors of fact off the letters page; when one does run, a correction is published. Saying "there's no sign humans have caused climate change" is not stating an opinion, it's asserting a factual inaccuracy.

What do you think?

(h/t Salon)

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