After four separate posts bashing Peter Baker’s craptastic WaPo piece, I come to a simple question:

Why did they have Baker write this piece instead of their environmental reporter Juliet Eilperin? She’s incredibly sharp, one of the best green reporters working today. I doubt she would have gone along with the spin as easily as Baker did.

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There are innocent explanations. Still, it smells bad. One can’t help but suspect a sort of passive-aggressive bamboozlement.

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