Deltoid can reveal that Roy Spencer has blundered by using a fake photo of an iceberg to help make his case that there is a massive conspiracy among climate scientists to conceal the truth about global warming. Enmeshed in Spencer’s Photoshopgate scandal are Marc Morano, who prominently features Spencer’s fake photo and Rush Limbaugh, who said “The cover of this book is just superb.”
Of course, some of you may be thinking that the picture is just an illustration and it doesn’t matter one bit to Spencer’s thesis whether it is a photoshop or not and journalists would not take such a thing seriously. And you’d be right. Journalists only take this stuff seriously when the other side uses a photoshopped picture.
Similarly: an obscure error in IPCC report is a huge story, while fabrication by a journalist claiming an error in the IPCC report is not a story.