July 25, 2011

Science-Challenged AP: Northeast ‘Temps Near (and Above!) Boiling Point’

Filed under: Environment,MSM Biz/Other Ignorance,Scams — Tom @ 2:45 pm

APlogoUpsideDown1.jpgYou can’t make this up.

You might excuse the Associated Press for engaging in a bit of hyperbole in a Friday item headlined “Northeast braces for temps near boiling point.” After all, it has been miserably hot in many parts of the country, including here in Greater Cincinnati.

But, as readers will see after the jump, the unbylined AP item’s writer clearly doesn’t understand the point at which water boils. Brace yourself (light-blue “highlighting” is mine; HT to a NewsBusters tipster):

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Somehow, this over 100 degrees erroneous item has survived without removal or correction for three days.

No wonder the press is so frightened of the bogus scare known as global warming (or, a I prefer to refer to it, “globaloney“). They’re afraid that if the temps go up just a couple of degrees, all the water on the earth will take flight into the atmosphere.

The self-described “Essential Global News Network” is in the best of hands. (/sarc).

Cross-posted at NewsBusters.org.

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UPDATE: No, it’s not a hoax, and there’s no evidence in the listed corrections at the AP’s national site that the item was ever formally correct. Updated and revised, perhaps, but not corrected.

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3 Comments

  1. “Near” is the operative word. As in the sentence: “Obama is near a deal on the debt.”

    Comment by Jim — July 25, 2011 @ 5:42 pm

  2. #1, but the text says “above,” and 104 degrees is “only” 98 degrees short of the boiling point.

    Comment by TBlumer — July 25, 2011 @ 6:01 pm

  3. I guess the writer doesn’t know the difference between Celsius and Fahrenheit.

    Comment by SteveP — July 25, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

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