Perhaps, it's only news when honest, credible scientists are attacked. No doubt, it's old or no news at all when science reporters & science editors are caught in public with their cookies in hand.
Think we'll ever see a London Times or Houston Chronicle headline like Michael Mann Exonerated?
Penn State has issued a phase one ruling on the inquiry into Michael Mann's conduct. They found there was no substance to the first three allegations, and said that while they could find no evidence to substantiate the fourth, they would convene a phase two inquiry on it, for which a committee of faculty has been appointed. It is important to get the word on this out before the denialists grab the report and start distorting it.