NYT headline: “Roger Federer Is Tough to Beat. Global Warming Might Have Pulled an Upset”

Hey, NYT, I changed the headline for you:

“Maybe Roger Federer lost the US Open because the heat got to him in NYC because it is very hot in the summer and that is why the end of summer in NYC is referred to as the “’dog days of summer.’”

You’re welcome.

Via Daily Caller.

The New York Times published an article suggesting tennis star Roger Federer’s U.S. Open defeat was not the result of being bested by Australian John Millman, but instead because of man-made global warming….

Millman defeated Federer on Monday night in a fourth-round upset. It’s the first time Federer lost to an opponent not ranked in the top 50 — so, obviously there must be some larger explanation, like a changing climate.

After the loss, Federer said the hot, humid weather in New York City made him feel he “couldn’t get air; there was no circulation at all.” An enterprising Times reporter extrapolated that into an explanation of why hot summer weather could really be the product of global warming.

Times climate reporter Kendra Pierre-Louis suggested Federer’s comments about the hot, humid weather after his defeat made him “an unwitting spokesman for the effects of climate change.”….

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  1. Cynthia says:

    I’m a big Federer fan, but apparently not as much as the NYT. I think it has more to do with the aging process than global warming. Not to mention the fact that sometimes you just lose. So dumb.

  2. Katharine the Great says:

    Funny how the NYT can’t credit global warming for Aussie John Millman’s win…

  3. Pat_S says:

    Sorry to interrupt but I just heard some important news:

    An anonymous source reported that things which never happened never happened because unnamed persons prevented them from happening.


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