Here's a friendly voice mail that greeted me this morning:
Would you start being a little more fair and honest, PUH-LEASE, and quit printing all this crap about this climate change b----t and start going on the other side and going on the side of the skeptics who don't believe this crap -- look outside, look at the weather! Man, no wonder your paper is doing so bad. Don't do so much on climate change and be fair and honest and please start printing the other side. Thank you. Goodbye.
At least she got polite at the end...
Number one, we publish what the world's news services have to say about climate change. We don't do a lot of original research on that topic. (We also don't look out the window, see it's snowing and use that as evidence that climate change is "crap.") We've reported what little is necessary on the so-called "Climate-gate" incident, which is entirely meaningless in the overall coverage of the issue. Not sure if this reader wants us to ignore the international conference in Copenhagen, where just about every country on earth is trying to address what most serious people believe is a serious issue, but we can't and won't.
Number two, our paper's doing just fine, thank you. People read us and respond to us -- like this reader.