Editorial: Climate change report cannot be ignored

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NORTHJERSEY.COM – In media vernacular, it’s called a news dump.

When government officials — or anyone, really — have information that needs to be made public but they’d prefer to bury, they strategically release it at a time likely to receive the least attention.

In the old days when newspaper deadlines largely ruled, late Friday afternoon was a favored target, assuring that the news would first hit at the earliest on a Saturday, when readership was smallest. It also meant reporters would often have to wait until the following Monday to ask questions and track down official comment …

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