‘The Iowa Standard recently published a letter to the editor from a reader regarding the proposed Carbon Capture Pipeline projects. And the reader expressed doubt as to the state of the “climate emergency” supposedly impacting the worldwide community.
The reader submitted the letter to the editor to the Ames Tribune as well. If you want to read the full letter, here is the copy we published.
The Ames Tribune, though, had to make a “significant exception.”
A person called Lucas Grundmeier is the opinion editor for the “USA Today Network.” He wrote to the letter writer that he is happy to publish the letter as presented, but noted with the significant exception.
“These two sentences must be deleted:
“‘According to 1100 scientists and professionals who signed a World Climate Declaration, this is no climate emergency. Carbon pipelines representatives are playing with emotions.’”
Grundmeier said the passage is “accurate as written,” but…
“I will not permit the Tribune’s platform to be used to lend credibility to such disinformation as the World Climate Declaration.”
Grundmeier asked the writer to let him know if the edit is acceptable and, if not, he’ll decline the letter.’https://theiowastandard.com/lib-bias-alert-opinion-editor-makes-major-edit-to-letter-to-the-editor/