|Is the lede a statement of fact or an editorial comment?|
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Today, the Star Tribune is taking heat from local Republicans for doing just that. Particularly controversial is the lede to a piece by Josephine Marcotty and Bill McAuliffe about the DFL-controlled legislature's promised effort to deal with climate change, which reads as follows: "Science made a comeback at the State Capitol on Tuesday." (A screengrab of the controversial lede is at top of this post.) The implication is that the voices of climate researchers haven't been taken seriously in the legislature, which was controlled by the MNGOP during the last biennium.