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    Gooserock, Glen The Plumber

    Does title violate "Debunkers' Handbook"?  E.g., title implies that people utterly without a legitimate reason to be taken seriously have some potential claim to "credibility".  Remembering that 5-10x people read headlines as first paragraph and 5x-10x read first paragraph compared to entire article, does the title frame this differently than you want / than makes sense.  Even 'allies' remember the bolded item more than the substance.

    Note -- I am writing this "solely" on reading title because, again, most people see "title" and don't get past it.  Now, well, time to be one of the 1/25th to 1/100th who reads the entire article.

    Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

    by A Siegel on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 03:21:39 PM PST

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      Glen The Plumber, FishOutofWater

      now that I've read ...

      Very good piece.

      Enjoyed reading it.

      I think that you did an excellent job of laying down a basic discussion related to climate science that I will share with others.

      Thus, thank you.

      And, well, believe that title gets the substance of diary wrong and -- as per comment above -- violates Debunkers' Handbook.

      Blogging regularly at Get Energy Smart NOW! for a sustainable energy future.

      by A Siegel on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 03:41:55 PM PST

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    •  Hmm, Strikes Me That When That Word Appears (1+ / 0-)
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      A Siegel

      in a news headline it carries as much implication of doubt as of support, maybe more. A word like "truth" would definitely give the wrong impression.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Feb 12, 2013 at 03:50:33 PM PST

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