Controversies in the news

Nov 20, 2013

A mere 90 companies are responsible for two-thirds of man-made global warming emissions, the Guardian'Suzanne Goldenberg tells us. Colleague Stuart Millar called it, "Another great @guardian scoop." But The Times' industrial correspondent Marcus Leroux was not so easily swayed: "Nothing to do with their customers?" Leroux later concluded the article contained "[i]nteresting stats, absurd conclusion."

At the Tampa Bay TimesMatt Baker published a scathing investigative piece on how Tallahassee police warned an alleged sexual assault victim not to pursue charges against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston. "Not a good look, Tallahassee police," responded Tom Mantzouranis at Sports Illustrated. "Maybe this story has legs, after all," Newsweek's John Walters tweeted. Colleague Molly Moorhead tweeted approvingly, "@mattbaker keeps breaking news in the Jameis Winston sex assault allegation."

Plus, here's the inside story of how the NFL's plan for its first openly gay player fell apart. Huffington Post's Amanda Terkel reflected, "Interesting -- Did the Jason Collins story scare off an NFL team that was ready to sign a gay player?" Buzzfeed's Chris Geidner said, "If you think #LGBT rights are moving full-steam ahead, this story shows how the NFL is lagging way behind." Gawker's Drew Magary noted, "You don't need much of a brain to figure out who Mike Freeman's talking about here."

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