Media Failure: Global Warming Edition
Neglecting inconvenient truths.
10:11 AM, Mar 2, 2010 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI
Will An Inconvenient Truth go down as one of the most ironically titled films in the history of American cinema? It just might, as the "consensus" that human activity is primarily responsible for global warming slowly falls apart under its own weight. Ed Morrissey has a fantastic post where he notes that the "Australian and British press have eaten the American media’s lunch on the collapse of credibility at the IPCC and in the anthropogenic global-warming (AGW) movement." He then runs down a bunch of stories that have poked holes in the IPCC report and other claims of global warming hysterics and concludes:
Why the blinders? Simple: American newspapers and television news bureaus are staffed with people for whom skepticism of the U.N. and politicized climate scientists is tantamount to heresy. Note the line in Al Gore's February 28 New York Times op-ed where he says that "what is at stake is our ability to use the rule of law as an instrument of human redemption." This isn't a scientific debate. It's a religious one.