In January Chris Mitchell, editor in chief of The Australian, was named one of the “dirty dozen”, the twelve people who have done the most to mislead Australians about climate change:
As an illustration of how news values now take second place to ideology, The Australian in January ran an anonymous anti-greenhouse news story – note, not an opinion piece – by someone identified as a ‘special correspondent’ employed by the fossil fuel lobby.
Now David Tiley has uncovered The Australian‘s latest effort.
Here’s how they describe their latest hire:
Matthew Warren returns to The Australian as environment writer, having spent the past 12 years working in environmental policy and strategy, both in Australia and overseas. He has advised industry and governments on a range of technical and strategic environmental policy issues, from recycling to climate change, and will provide a fresh insight into this complex public debate.
What is missing from the description? The fact the Warren’s previous job was public relations for coal mining companies.
I wonder if Warren was the ‘special correspondent’ who wrote that anti-greenhouse story back in January?