My latest post on The Nation is up, asking: Will the media give McCain a free ride on climate?

I know there’s a sense out there that because McCain is relatively sane on climate, this race might pose the opportunity to have a serious discussion of the issue. But my fear is the opposite: that because the candidates (seem to) agree on the issue, the media will ignore it, focusing instead on areas where there’s controversy.

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That’s basically what happened in 2000, as my post points out. Will it happen again? If there’s a difference, it’s that this year, unlike in 2000, there’s an online community that’s energized on the climate issue. (Blogs change everything!©) Should be interesting to watch.

(I was on Laura Flanders’ Air America radio show making the same point today — I’ll put a link up when I have one.)

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