CHRISTMAS is coming, that season for good will and displays of effusive sincerity. It is the time to overlook others' shortcomings, to extend the hand of friendship and embrace good fellowship in all its warmth and wonder. Let us dispel those jaundiced thoughts of corruption and betrayal, of wilfull blindness and dereliction of responsibility. If the Climategate 2.0 emails have not yet received the attention many think they deserve, well we are bound at this moment to set cynicism aside, prefering to believe the heritage media's stewards of truth have been beset by more pressing matters. They will get to it eventually -- that is the message we must tell ourselves in the interim.
Still, it never hurts to drop a little hint. So why not print out Josh's graphic below and send it off as a special card to your favourite environmental reporter:
And do you know what? By this time next year, Adam Morton of The Age, Ben Cubby at the Silly and any number of earnest souls at the ABC might be just about be ready to consider taking a preliminary look at leaker FOIA's email trove. And if not next year, definitely the one after.