Imagine a restaurant, where almost all of the customers sit down order a drink, and instead of buying a meal off of the menu, take out a meal they've brought in from the outside.
Imagine further that the customers are uniformly bringing the same meal, and that they're overtly telling the restaurant owner they would like that meal added to the menu. But the owner ignores the customers.
It sounds surreal doesn't it. But that's precisely the type of bizarre relationship the media is having with its readers on the climategate issue.
Take a look at this CBC story, carrying on about AGW, then look at what the readers in the comments are bringing to the table (hit a some of the older pages to get a real flavor).
Detached would be an understatement. Completely oblivious sounds a little closer to the mark.