Ron Rosenbaum, writing in Slate, notes a basic contradition in two articles that appeared in a recent edition of the Columbia Journalism Review. The editorial defended the role of journalists as giving voice to dissenters from the established consensus. But an article on climate change in the very same issue of the journal demanded that dissenters be ignored in the face of the consensus that has defined the global warming debate.
This was the contention that stunned me—that reporters must protect us from dissent—especially in light of the CJR editorial deploring the “dangerously narrow borders of our public discourse.”
As Rosenbaum points out later in his article, AGW believers are no longer practicing science; they have established a religion, and like all religions, dissent must be crushed to preserve the True Faith.