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Where's the Fight?

Collide-a-ScapeBy Keith KloorDec 8, 2009 4:00 AM

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You want another reason why American newspapers are knocking at death's door? They won't take a stand on climate change. This according to media maven Michael Wolff, who notes that only one U.S. paper (the Miami Herald) signed on to that special Copenhagen editorial written by the Guardian and carried by 56 papers in 45 countries. Wolff wonders if the U.S. press lords were skittish about signing on to a perceived "liberal" issue. He also believes Americans are put off by the preachy nature of climate change advocacy. "But mostly," he says,

I think US newspapers have not grabbed this easy opportunity to rally readers and stand up and be counted because they have no fight left in them.

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