Los Angeles Times: Op-Ed Letters Denying Climate Change Don't Get Published

10/09/2013 04:36 pm ET
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The Los Angeles Times hit back at climate deniers on Tuesday while defending its decision to not publish op-ed letters that deny global warming.

The newspaper reiterated its position on the letters after Newsbusters, a conservative media watchdog, criticized its policy over the weekend. A Times editorial about Obamacare had noted that "ones that say there’s no sign humans have caused climate change" do not get printed.

Times' letters editor Paul Thornton addressed the criticism in another op-ed.

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

(h/t Salon)

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