Los Angeles Times riles climate-change skeptics by banning letters: A Closer Look (poll)
But Myron Ebell, director of the Center for Energy and Environment at the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a leading global-warming skeptic, tells the Washington Times the Los Angeles Times' decision unfairly eliminates the political arguments surrounding the climate-change issue:
By rejecting such letters, skeptics say the newspaper isn't merely avoiding factual inaccuracies, it's taking sides in a political debate. "I do think the climate-change agenda is a scheme by leftists to curtail personal freedom, reduce access to energy and make the world poorer," said Mr. Ebell. "Apparently this means [the Los Angeles Times is] not going to let someone make a political point, and one of the things most interesting about the letters are their political points."