Senator Lisa Murkowski, Climate Change Denier (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Following Up and Following Down: February 2015


Yes, it’s true. To paraphrase the boys at Car Talk, you’ve wasted another perfectly good month reading Wickersham’s Conscience. It’s already time for another quick recap, a smirking wink at Real Journalism, as WC revisits earlier posts and omitted stories. Sometime this month, the National and Alaska media woke up and discovered that – gasp –…

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There’s Something Fishy About This Case


John Yates was a commercial fisherman in the Gulf of Mexico. He was caught by a National Marine Fisheries Service agent with a large number of under-sized red grouper. The agent measured the fish, segregated the undersized fish and directed Yates not to destroy the fish. When the agent was gone, Yates ordered a crew member…