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Rail industry publication attacks New York Times over Lac-Megantic oil train story

(Source: Desmog Blog, August 26, 2019)

NEW YORK — Six years after the oil train derailment and explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec — which claimed 47 lives and destroyed the downtown of this small lakeside town — The New York Times reviewed what progress has been made since the disaster, with a headline that noted “Deadly Cargo Still Rides the Rails.” However, Railway Age, the leading rail industry publication, attacked The Times' coverage in an incredibly flawed critique. The title of finance editor David Nahass's take-down is “Clickbait Journalism at The New York Times.” In reality, both stories miss the mark on oil train safety.

Full story: www.desmogblog.com

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

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