(fm the BC thread "Into the Memory Hole")
Add this to the catalog of great white-washes in history.
AP: "UK 'Climategate' inquiry largely clears scientists."
For the AP this was a balanced report once you get past the lede.
There is nothing to see here. You may count on the superior learning of your Lords and Masters who have conducted a thorough internal review. There is no need for a formal public inquiry.
Lawmakers stressed that their report — which was written after only a single day of oral testimony — did not cover all the issues and would not be as in-depth as the two other inquiries into the e-mail scandal that are still pending.
Willis said the lawmakers had been in a rush to publish something before Britain's next national election, which is widely expected in just over a month's time.
"Clearly we would have liked to spend more time of this," he said, before adding jokingly: "We had to get something out before we were sent packing."
Lord Denning did better.