I’ve Joined The WaPost’s Hall Of Deniers!

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Nearly there then šŸ˜


By Paul Homewood


By Amanda Erickson May 25 at 1:21 PM

Amanda Erickson is a reporter for The Washington Postā€™s Worldviews blog.

Truths are all alike, but every lie is dishonest in its own way.

That could be the mantra of ā€œNot a Scientist,ā€ by journalist Dave Levitan. Levitan has scoured the public record for politiciansā€™ most egregious misstatements, misrepresentations and manglings of scientific fact. He fact-checks and classifies these ā€œalternative facts,ā€ many about climate change, and creates a taxonomy of untruths that may, he writes, help his readers suss out whatā€™s right for themselves.

Among his categories: the ā€œoversimplificationā€ (when a politician says, for example, that 2014 was the planetā€™s warmest year on record, obscuring the complicated science of assessing global temperature); the ā€œcherry-pickā€ (Sen. James Inhofe gave a master class on this when he brought a snowball onto the Senate floor in 2015 to prove that climate changeā€¦

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