My best advice to all of you engineers in the Class of 1890 is to bet your careers on coal-powered steam
That would have been very good advice. Coal powered steam was the main source of power for the entire working life of those engineers - electricity generation, trains, ships, heat, it was everywhere for a long time after 1890.
Much of what was in "documentaries" like Inconvenient Truth and Gaslands was obvious BS. And we hear claims that Earth will be a lifeless cinder within a couple of generations even though CO2 levels have been much higher in the past.
Most of the denials that the climate is warming goes against well documented measurements.
The truth is somewhere in between. The best approach to minimizing the problem won't involve wealth transfer to poor nations. But neither side is going to budge.
I'm not sure why you talked about Daily Kos except for the fact that they're both left online news resources.
Other than the fact that Daily Kos and Vox were both founded by Markos Moulitsas there's no connection at all.
"We're confident that there wasn't any material impact on our journalism from these issues
Daily Kos (aka Vox) was always a blog, it has nothing to do with journalism.
I would have thought the breach at Ashley Madison would have done them completely in on reputation loss alone...
Reputation loss? Ashley Madison? You must be joking.