George Will's scathing critique of AGW theory includes this gem:
"Actually, never in peacetime history has the government-media-academic complex been in such sustained propagandistic lockstep about any subject."
A free media is supposed to inform the citizenry. Yet instead of digging deeper, the media averts its eyes. Instead of asking hard questions about the revelations, the "mainstream" media makes excuses or belittles the evidence. Rather than looking at the potential implications, it summarily concludes this doesn't change anything about the science.
From the same Canadian media that attempted to find deeper sinister meaning to a pooping cartoon, a hand shake between a PM and his son, or...gulp...the type of vest warn by our Conservative PM. And from the same U.S. media that spent days leafing through dumpsters to literally find dirt on Sarah Palin, and who assigned dozens of "fact checkers" for her new book.
The reason the media has not delved deeper into Climategate is not because of the lack of newsworthiness in what they will find, but precisely because of the the depth of information they know is lying in the vast store of released information.
That, my friends, is propaganda, pure and simple.