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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