At first I couldn't believe it.
ABC World News was going to do a story about ClimateGate.
I thought, “Gee, at least someone other than Fox is paying attention.” But that thought faded away as I watched the report, a piece that covered the hacked files and the so-called “smoking gun”. Call it a CBS-Lite version of the scandal.
The only part of ClimateGate they covered were the incriminating e-mails, something they tried to explain away. No mention was made about the FORTRAN source code used to create results the CRU crew wanted to see, or the Read Me text file accompanying the computer code. No mention was made of destroyed data nor machinations to prevent skeptics from being able to question CRU's conclusions or publish dissenting articles. Nor did they say anything about Jones stepping down as head of CRU or of the UK government investigating the affair. There was also no mention of Penn State University investigating another member of the CRU cabal, Michael Mann, he of the discredited Mann “hockey stick” graph.
Instead they tried to make AGW skeptics seem deranged, even more than the AlGoristas have tried to do.
From comments made to the ABC News blog post about the report, it appears few are buying ABC's attempt to minimize the story.