“They Lied” with no Quotes
According to Sharon Astyk:
So it turns out that there *was* a meltdown around reactor #1. Quite a lot of people suspected this from the visual evidence, but TEPCO and the Japanese government denied, denied, denied. Accusations that those arguing for a meltdown were all internet conspiracy theorists (which also occurred early in the Katrina disaster as well, and in other instances) were used to discredit people who argued that a meltdown had, in fact occurred.For some reason there is no quote (or a link to said quote) from an official denial.
The really weird part is that the event in question happened a couple of months ago in the Internet era. It makes a little bit of sense to claim “They lied” with no actual evidence when the alleged lie was decades in the past. We can challenge the other side to cite a source but such challenges don't seem to work…
In other words,