An EPA official told FOXNews.com on Monday that Carlin, who is an economist -- not a scientist -- included "no original research" in his report. The official said that Carlin "has not been muzzled in the agency at all," but stressed that his report was entirely "unsolicited."
"It was something that he did on his own," the official said. "Though he was not qualified, his manager indulged him and allowed him on agency time to draft up ... a set of comments."
A daily 15 minute dose of Fox News will give one a fairly good idea of the day's talking points. At the moment, this one is an extremely hot potato. While Sen. Inhofe (R-Okla) wants a criminal investigation, at least Foxnews.com has provided some honest reporting about the "supressed report" author's qualifications, or basic lack thereof.