We don’t mean to pick on Lesley Stahl, in particular, but that Al Gore piece last night on 60 Minutes was pretty much content-free, as far as I could tell.

“There’s still a lot of skepticism about whether global warming is man made,” Stahl remarked.

“I don’t think there’s a lot. I think there’s…” Gore said.

“Well, there’s pretty impressive people like the vice president,” Stahl pointed out. “He said, ‘We don’t know what causes it.’ “

“You’re talking about Dick Cheney,” Gore replied.

“Yeah, but others. And they say: we don’t know what causes it and why spend all this money till we really know,” Stahl said.

“I think that those people are in such a tiny, tiny minority now with their point of view….”


etc., etc. Um, news, please.

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