Where have you gone, Edward R. Murrow?

If I were a “journalist,” and this was the state of my profession, I’d change careers purely out of shame:

Comedy Central Scoops Network News on Climate-Gate Scandal

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

ABC didn’t cover it. CBS didn’t either. And NBC apparently wouldn’t go near it.

The network news broadcasts have ignored a growing scandal over evidence of a potential climate cover-up — and now they’ve even been scooped by the fake news at Comedy Central.

“The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” produced its “reporting” on Climate-gate Tuesday night, when Stewart quipped, “Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very Internet you invented. Oh, oh, the irony!”

Stewart described leaked e-mails from Britain’s University of East Anglia, including one referring to a researcher’s “trick” to “hide the decline” in some temperature readings in recent decades.

“It’s just scientist-speak for using a standard statistical technique — recalibrating data – in order to trick you,” Stewart said sarcastically.

Mind-blowing.