…But I still thought they had some decent financial reporting, some telling investigations and a tendency to be tough when it counted. That was their "image" in my wee brain for years. I thought Steve Forbes was a rightist dweeb, but I didn't hold that against his magazine.
(source) Then they hired "Smiley" James Taylor (here supporting Rick Perry)
(senior fellow for environment policy at the Heartland Institute*) to write blatant denialist pieces on climate change. He's a slick trickster who writes pseudo-science with the total confidence of a con man selling you a pyramid scheme. Here's an example:
He reports on a NOAA study from 2013 about the relationship between extreme weather and global warming, and headlines it:
NOAA Report Destroys Global Warming Link To Extreme Weather …cherry picking such paragraphs as this: "Adding additional emphasis to the NOAA publication’s findings, scientists r…