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Climate Progress – And the 2010 ‘Citizen Kane’ award for non-excellence in climate journalism goes to …

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And the 2010 Citizen Kane award for non-excellence in climate journalism goes to …

December 21, 2010

I think it’s pretty obvious who the winner will be this year.  I have tried to be responsive to those who felt last year’s Citizen Kane award didn’t give enough weighting to the unprincipled bad actors, as opposed to those who are merely doing a bad job.  As always, though, I welcome your thoughts on the “winners” and any omissions.

The award is named after Citizen Kane’s “Declaration of Principles,” which publisher Charles Foster Kane idealistically enunciated early on in the film classic, but later on “Without reading it, Kane tears it up, throws it into the wastebasket at his side.”

I agree with Al Gore “Overall the media’s coverage of climate issues has been atrocious.”  In that sense, the entire media deserves a dishonorable mention for its generally poor coverage of climate science, politics, and economics this year:

Skipping the musical number I had prepared for the awards ceremony, let’s dive straight into the top ten list:

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