New York Times Nails Inhofe's "hysteria" mongering

Fri, 2006-10-13 08:43Ross Gelbspan
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New York Times Nails Inhofe's "hysteria" mongering

Since the environmental and scientific community presents too puny a target, Sen. James Inhofe (“Global warming is the greatest hoax etc.”) is now attacking the New York Times. A recent Times editorial concluded: “Mr. Inhofe has buttressed himself with a small jury of scientists who argue that climate change is only natural. But he has really buttressed himself with the will to disbelieve. He accuses scientists and the media of hysteria. But if there is such a thing as a hysteria of doubt, then Mr. Inhofe is its master.”

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