It's been 72 hours since "Climategate" became an international story and despite the fact that one of the University of Arizona's most prominent researchers is at the heart of an international scandal, there has been exactly zero coverage in the local Mainstream Media. (If you don't know about the story, start here and then work your way back up.)
Well, it's not exactly true that there has been "zero" coverage. I Googled "Malcolm Hughes" to see if the local media had picked up on the story and found that KOLD in Tucson did a story on Hughes just yesterday. Incredibly, the story cited Hughes' work without any mention of the unfolding scandal. Is Hughes work credible? The emails that have been made public make a compelling case that Hughes has been part of a group that is manipulating data and stifling peer review in order to justify and maintain their pre-conceived notions about climate change.
In fact, when you Google "Malcolm Hughes" you will find the KOLD story plus 1,052 stories about the unfolding scandal. So despite the fact that Hughes is local and that Arizona journalists have been quoting him for years, Arizona newspaper readers have no idea what has happened--and KOLD viewers can be excused for assuming that nothing has happened.
Here's a great example of a story by the Star's Tom Beal. The story is only a week old and tells us how the story of Global Warming can be understood though Malcolm Hughes' work. So how about an update Tom? After all, Hughes is one of the most prominent professors at the University of Arizona and you cited his work approvingly as recently as last week. How about making it 1053 stories and one of them can be local.
Pretty soon I'm going to start to believe that the local environmental coverage is skewed and reporters leave out information that doesn't fit their pre-conceived narrative. Golly, that would be shocking.
Meanwhile, while the Mainstream media covers up the story, the populace has realized that "Hide the Decline" is a defining moment in the climate change saga. I think you will enjoy this.