NYT sidesteps Godwin’s Law

Today’s NYT has a story about a former Capitol Hill staffer who is a “dissenter” and “skeptic” on climate change issues. He might even be a “misinformer.” Congratulations to the NYT for breaking out the thesaurus and not calling the guy a “denier.” That term is loaded and hateful in its message.

I humbly submit Colosimo’s Corollary to Godwin’s Law:

Labeling someone a “denier” on any topic other than the Holocaust is a violation of Godwin’s Law.

Do you have links to stories that share this view of the degradation in the climate change debate? It’s not about climate change, it’s about collegial debate on things that clearly have huge impacts on society but are almost certainly not inherently or deliberately evil (unlike say, Rwandan genocide or atrocious conditions in hospitals for the mentally ill).

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