Once upon a time that was a no-brainer. Page One was the only answer possible.
Today is not that time.
The no-brainers who work at the Winnipeg Free Press have decided that the biggest story of the year should be run on the second-last page of the third section of the Saturday paper.
Reporting news, it seems, is not part of the job description of today's "professional journalists."
"Stolen e-mails suggest scientists rigged climate data." blares the headline.
"Revelation challenges accuracy of computer-modelling research" declares the sub-head.
It seems a computer hacker has posted on the Internet hundreds of e-mails and internal "research" documents from England's Climate Research Unit (CRU). The story they tell is comparable in impact to the exposure of the Pentagon Papers in the Nixon years.
"The e-mail exchanges, between a group of powerful, life-minded scientists based in Britai…