Yes I was snowed under with Green blogs reporting the news story straight off the PR agency press release. Especially with the phrases lifted from the fake document.
- but now it's very quiet that climate scientist Peter Gleick has confessed. He claims he used deception to obtain the second set of documents to test the credibility of the one sent to him(the fake one).. but why didn't he just ask for another copy of that document in the same way ? and why does that document among other errors contain dating information to show it was scanned after he received the others just as if he'd made it up by "enhancing" info from the second set ?
- You can tell the credibility of a news sources by the speed with which they correct a story compared to the speed they published in the first place