A non-fact based group does a non-fact based survey of the coverage of glowball warmening at FOX News and the Wall Street Journal and finds, low and behold, that neither news outlet is running around like children on fire screaming about how we’re all going to die because people like to drive cars and keep their homes warm and well lit.
Primetime coverage of global warming at Fox News is overwhelmingly misleading, according to a new report that finds the same is true of climate change information in the Wall Street Journal op-ed pages.
Both outlets are owned by Rupert Murdoch’s media company News Corporation. The analysis by the science-policy nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that 93 percent of primetime program discussions of global warming on Fox News are inaccurate, as are 81 percent of Wall Street Journal editorials on the subject.
“It’s like they were writing and talking about some sort of bizarre world where climate change isn’t happening,” study author Aaron Huertas, a press secretary at UCS, told LiveScience.
“It’s clear that we’re not having a fact-based dialogue about climate change,” Huertas added.
The report, available online, focused on Fox News and the Journal because of both anecdotal and academic reports suggesting high levels of misleading climate chatter in each. UCS researchers combed through six months of Fox News primetime programs (from February 2012 to July 2012) and one year of Wall Street Journal op-eds (from August 2011 to July 2012), for discussions of global warming.
How is this news?
This is like running a survey of gun blogs and finding that they don’t support a ban on assault weapons.
Seriously, are they just trying to keep the number of mentions on glowball warmening up?